Which ‘green’ complex in Lakakh was portrayed as the school run by Aamir Khan’s Phunsukh Wangdu in the 2009 film 3 idiots?
Which legendary Tamil philosopher-poet is honoured with a 41-metre-tall statue at Kanyakumari?
Competently researched questions on India’s art and architecture await you inside Book 1 of the India Unlimited Series.
From prehistoric rock art to postmodern monuments like ‘Cloud Gate’, from forts in films to music in miniature painting, from medieval marvels like Taj Mahal to modern engineering feats like Konkan Railway—here are insights into India from the time it began, to right now, right here.
First of all, thank you for picking this book. You are curious, and we love it. The need to know is the most important thing. Once you open your mind to knowing, to discovering-nothing can limit you or stop you from learning.
Information is all around you. Seriously. In newspaper headlines, yes, but also in advertisement taglines on hoardings, in jingles. In that old film song your mother hums when she drives you to school. In the books in your schoolbag-and in the comics you hide inside the books in your schoolbag! On packets of chips, in manuals of video games, on web sites, in your grandfather's bedtime stories…Open your mind and information will rush in. Not in bits or bytes but in exabytes, zettabytes, yottabytes!
With these quiz books, we want to help you unlock your own potential to learn, which is indeed limitless. There are effectively 400 questions in this book but each of those questions can propel you on a flight of discovery. If you wish, you can select a theme at a time, read about it from various sources including your school books, and test yourself with the relevant set of questions. To make it more exciting, challenge your friends to mini-quizzes using the sets. With questions on one doublespread and answers on the following doublespread, you won't need to fumble for answers at the back of the book. What's more, we have also given nuggets of trivia on the answers page to make the learning truly limitless! This book, the first in the series, invites you to discover India's art and architecture. From prehistoric rock art to postmodern monuments like Anish Kapoor's 'Cloud Gate: from forts portrayed in films to music represented in miniature paintings, from medieval marvels like Taj Mahal to modern feats of engineering like Konkan Railway-it is loaded with insights into India from the time it began to right now, when it is evolving even as you read this.
Apart from the basic Q&A style, you will find many interesting formats like word mazes, crosswords, acrostics, fill in the blanks and multiple choice questions. So pick up a pencil and let us pick your brain!
In upcoming books in this India Unlimited series, you and we shall explore other aspects of India: culture, sports, wildlife, innovations, literature and business. So much to learn, so much to know ... Start now and stay unlimited!
|1||Built To Last . Iconic Monuments of India||8|
|2||Super Oldies . Pre-Harappan Sites and Artefacts||12|
|3||Touch of Bronze . The Indus Valley Civilisation||16|
|4||Cult Classics . The Mauryan Aesthetic||20|
|5||Think Twice . Gandhara and Mathura Schools of Art||24|
|6||Heap of Faith . Buddhist Stupas||28|
|7||Culture Stock . Glimpses of the Guptas||32|
|8||Aeon Flux . The Post-Gupta Period||36|
|9||Deccan Chargers . Temples of South India||40|
|10||Soul Spellunk . Caves Temples of India||44|
|11||Regal Relics . Structures of the Delhi Sultanate||48|
|12||First Resorts . Rajput Forts and Palaces||52|
|13||Splendid South Feats of Vijayanagara Kings||56|
|14||Empire State Building . The Mark of the Mughals||60|
|15||Sultans of Style . Deccan Sultanates||64|
|16||Hold The Fort. Citadels and Forts of India||68|
|17||Downsize Drama . The Charm of Miniature Paintings||72|
|18||Histori-City. The City of Chennai||76|
|19||Elegy In Stone. Legend of the Taj ;Mahal||80|
|20||Colonial Overhang . Legacy of the British Empire||84|
|21||Flair Deccan. The Art of South India||88|
|22||Continental Drift. European Influences of India||92|
|23||Eastern Promise . ;Bengal School of Art||96|
|24||Delhi Heights . Architecture of Power||100|
|25||Not My Humble House . Palaces of the 20th century||104|
|26||Arch Revival . The Indo-Saracenic Vocabulary||108|
|27||Making History . Motifs of a New Nation||112|
|28||Pop-Up Artists . The ;Bombay Progressives||116|
|29||Reel Estate . Heritage Motifs in Pop Culture||120|
|30||Creative Uncommons . Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries||124|
|31||Surreal Steel . Modern Feats of Engineering||128|
|32||Salaam Bombay . The Making of Mumbai||132|
|33||Future Perfect . The Urbanscape of Chandigarh||136|
|34||Show Case . Museums of India||140|
|35||Calcutta Chromosome . The City That Carnock Founded||144|
|36||Total Recall . Monumental Memorials||148|
|37||Keeping The Faith . Built Heritage of the Sikhs||152|
|38||Guest Appearance . Hotels and Resorts of India||156|
|39||Muezzin's Call . Major Mosques of India||160|
|40||Passage Through India . Architecture of India Transport||164|
Item Code: NAK352 Author: Adittya Mubayi & Kunal Savarkar Cover: Paperback Edition: 2014 Publisher: Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. ISBN: 9789351031369 Language: English Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 168 (Throughout B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 244 gms
Best Deal: $16.00