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This India

Sheila Dhar (Author)
Synopsis The Present volume is a reprint rather than a revised edition. At the same time, there are minor factual changes relating to population and development which will be helpful to the child who is reading the book today, more than twenty years after it first appeared. This book was published to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Indian Republic. Communication with the young readers is achieved through visual materials familiar to the Indian eye. The main thrust of the content is Indian culture and the Indian way of life. Traditional motifs from classical, tribal, folk and modern art are used to explain these to the child. As such the original design and format of the pages is an integral part of the author’s intention.
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About the author

Sheila Dhar

Sheila Dhar (1929-2001) studied at Hindu College, Delhi, and obtained her M.A. in English (with the highest distinction: summa cum laude) from Boston University. Though she wrote essays and stories with a skill possessed only by the rarest of reconteurs, the passion of her life was Hindustani classical music, which she performed, studied, and wrote about with profound insight and an uncommon wit. She served on the board of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and was advisor for music to the Indian Council of Cultural Relations. Married to the economist P.N. Dhar (who was for many years Indira Gandhi's closest advisor), she also had occasion to observe the workings of India's bureaucracy and political elites. She turned her pen on them with equal facility, summing up the pomposity and stupidity of babudom through incomparable real-life stories that are unlike anything written in modern Indian English. Sheila Dhar's books include Children's History of India (1961); This India (1973); and Here's Someone I'd Like You to Meet (1995)

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Bibliographic information

Title This India
Author Sheila Dhar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st. d.
Language: English
isbn 8123005644
length 191p.
Subjects Children