I Is for India

I Is for India

by Das
     
 

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Unique and inventive, this young person's introduction to India presents an alphabetical and photographic journey through the vast and vibrant subcontinent, highlighting its rich contrast of landscapes, cultures and customs. Throughout, striking, full-color photos show the country in all its stunning diversity, from rice fields to snow-clad mountains, from quiet rural

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Unique and inventive, this young person's introduction to India presents an alphabetical and photographic journey through the vast and vibrant subcontinent, highlighting its rich contrast of landscapes, cultures and customs. Throughout, striking, full-color photos show the country in all its stunning diversity, from rice fields to snow-clad mountains, from quiet rural villages to bustling urban centers.

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Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Part of a series on countries and regions of the world, this colorful, library-reinforced volume, encased in strikingly beautiful end papers, portrays the subcontinent as a place rich with many cultures, languages and peoples. Bustling cities contrast with lush, green paddy fields, and the diversity of the country shines proudly through. Photographs taken by the author provide vibrant illustration to the text. Note that this reviewer found two typographical errors, and one minor factual one-under D for Diwali, the hero god Rama returns home after fourteen, not twelve years in exile. Still, this book could fill a niche for this age group on a social studies shelf.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-This fine title introduces snippets of the culture, religions, and lifestyles of the people of India. Organized alphabetically, it combines a short paragraph that explains a word having to do with some aspect of Indian life, accompanied by a full-color photograph. Das states in his introductory note that he is from Orissa in eastern India and that "the words and images in this book reflect the India I know and love." The explanations are well written and give a clear definition of the terms under discussion. For the most part, the selected words are well chosen. Only occasionally is it apparent that the demands of the alphabet have led to forced word choice. The excellent-quality photographs are equally well selected, clarifying the information in the paragraph. The author describes the continent as having surprising contrasts, and indeed several do emerge within the A-Z format. There are many number of fine books on India for young people, most of them offering a broader scope. Collections supporting a study of the country, however, will definitely want to add this attractive offering.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711211018
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.43(w) x 11.03(h) x (d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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