Monuments of India

Monuments of India

Product ID: 28106

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Author: Mrinalini Venkateswaran
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Partha Sengupta
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 116
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788184772838


The Iron Pillar of Delhi is remarkable for defying our basic understanding of the nature of iron, which is that it rusts.
Shah Jahan originally planned to build himself an identical tomb to the Taj Mahal in black marble across the river.

The Paradesi Synagogue in Cochin is the oldest surviving synagogue in the Commonwealth. The white, willow-pattern Chinese ceramic tiles for its floor were brought all the way from Canton in the eighteenth century.

Explore fifty of India’s best-known monuments. The short but comprehensive write-ups, accompanied by illustrations, explain the architectural heritage and social history of the monuments while the timelines and maps help locate the monuments in time and space.

With associated information that helps connect the main monument to others in terms of history, function or architectural details, this is a handy reference tool for both students and adults.


Places to Live
Defence and Protection
For the People
In Remembrance
Final Resting Places
Places of Worship