A History of South India for Children

Pradeep Chakravarthy

The Kohinoor diamond was once the eye of a Kakatiya deity.

The Pandyas are counted among the world's longest ruling dynasties.

Sanskrit poets spun mesmerizing verse that could be read in reverse too.

Tantalizing Malabar spices flavoured the most lavish ancient Roman banquets.

Make your way across south India, exploring its kaleidoscopic past and dazzling heritage, right from its first inhabitants up to the Vijayanagara Empire.

Meet its royalty and courtiers, builders and sculptors, poets and authors, traders and merchants, spiritual leaders and devotees, and all the other people who went to make it a top destination of the time.

Separated from the north by the Vindhya mountains and surrounded on three sides by water, southern India developed its own unique features – with outstanding rulers, incredible literature, spellbinding architecture, stunning dance forms and delicious food.

Written in an easy style, by theme, and peppered with illustrations, photographs and tips for museum or monument visits, this very first history of south India for children (and their families) tells the thrilling and eventful story of the region's proud past.

  • Classification : History
  • Pub Date : JAN 10, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children's Book
  • Page Extent : 400
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357314176
  • Price : INR 499

Pradeep Chakravarthy

Dr Pradeep Chakravarthy is a graduate of the London School of Economics, UK, and JNU, Delhi. He has a PhD in history. An award-winning student, he has more than two decades of work experience, especially in learning and development. His mission is to help people understand present and future behaviour by understanding the past. Pradeep's corporate experience (TVS, Cognizant, Infosys and McKinsey) aids his consultations on helping individuals and organizations change behaviour, based on history. He has authored nine books with a focus on the culture of Tamil Nadu and how history can help us improve performance at work. He has published more than 200 articles in magazines/newspapers, mostly on history and its relevance to our lives today. He has recently opened 'Anantya in The Village', a heritage hotel in Alwar Tirunagari, Tamil Nadu. He conducts heritage immersion tours here for children.

Pradeep lives in Chennai with his teenage son.

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