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Flying Horses, Secret Rivers, Magical Cities : Incredible Adventures in India and Beyond

Anu Kumar

Just a hundred years ago, much of the world was unknown ‐ believe it or not!

Secret cities lay hidden in the intimidating Himalayas, the perilous passes to them known to only a few. Fierce monsters were said to lurk in the swamps of north-east India. The mighty River Brahmaputra flowed through Assam and Bengal, but its place of origin was a big mystery. And in the cold, windy deserts of Central Asia, the fastest horse on earth galloped wild.

Yet, intrepid explorers ‐ men and women ‐ full of curiosity and thirsty for knowledge, travelled to these distant and forbidding places. They returned with extraordinary tales and important discoveries, forever leaving their mark on history.

Read their stories and join them on their exciting explorations in this rare book! Find how a way to Tibet was discovered, who brought the healing cinchona plant to the subcontinent, why the north-west frontier was once a very dangerous place, where exactly the Brahmaputra began its journey, what led to the rhododendron becoming a popular plant in faraway Britain, and much, much more!

  • Classification : HISTORY
  • Pub Date : JUN 17, 2024
  • Imprint : Hachette India Children’s Books
  • Page Extent : 208
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357315975
  • Price : INR 499
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Anu Kumar

Anu Kumar is the author of more than 30 books for children. She has immersed herself in history for most of her life, having studied the subject in college and later at university. Besides writing for children, she also writes historical fiction for older readers, under the pseudonym Adity Kay. Her non-fiction articles are published regularly on Scroll.in.Anu lives in New Jersey, USA, with her family, and loves visiting museums and going on long hikes.

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