India's history is like a great river of time. Indian history started more than 5000 years ago, with the Indus Valley Civilization. Read about the great Indian epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, the teachings of Buddha and Guru Nanak, the battle of the Mughals and the Marathas; the British rule and the great Indian struggle for Independence. Know how many festivals there are and how they are celebrated; what are the languages and where are they spoken; which is the driest spot in the country and which is the wettest of all; who built the Taj Mahal; where is the Lotus Temple; which is the business capital of the country; what are the names of all the Indian Prime Ministers; what kind of wildlife does India have and where is it and so on. Through this book children will understand the many-coloured threads that make up India's rich heritage.