Award-winning author Subhadra Sen Gupta’s posthumous book on stories about our origin



NEW DELHI: Posthumous book by award-winning author Subhadra Sen Gupta, who died of Covid-19 this year, educates children about ancient civilizations around the world – Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, Rome , the Americas and Africa – in a fun way.

The book, “The History of Early Civilizations: From Mesopotamia to the Aztecs,” is published under the brand “Talking Hub” by Speaking Tiger.

Filled with maps and rich illustrations by Devashish Verma, the book “delves into the cultures, inventions, architecture, governments and little-known stories of our origins.”

“It was a project that had fascinated and excited her (the author) and she approached it with her usual enthusiasm and meticulous research. As always, the writing here has remained fresh, accessible, humorous – all far away. what to expect from the story It has been an honor and a huge responsibility for us to publish this book after its tragic passing earlier this year, ”said Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, editor, Talking Cub.

Gupta (1952-2021), who has written over 40 children’s books, received the Bal Sahitya Puraskar from the Sahitya Akademi in 2014. She also won the Big Little Book Award instituted by Parag – an initiative of Tata Trusts – l ‘last year. .

Whether it’s the information about the Egyptian rulers who built lavish tombs for their afterlife or the first European civilization that gave us philosophers and mathematicians as well as the cherished concept of democracy, the book delves into many nuggets. information on the first civilizations of the world.

“Well researched and filled with compelling illustrations, The History of Early Civilizations will delight and educate readers around the world,” the editors said in a statement.

He has previously written books with Speaking Tiger including “The Teenage Diary of Jodh Bai”, “The Teenage Diary of Jahanara” and “Mostly Ghostly Stories”.

The book is currently available for sale in online and offline stores.



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