• The original word for ‘chess’ is the Sanskrit ‘chaturanga’, meaning ‘four members of an army’;
• The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people;
• Salt is the first item served at a Bengali wedding reception to ensure one stands witness in case of a matrimonial dispute.
These and many such informative and fascinating facts fill up the pages of Terry O’Brien’s Fun Facts: India. The book covers a wide range of information related to India and its states, which is presented lucidly in order to make learning a fun exercise for children. With ‘edutainment’ as its motto, this collection hopes to lay the foundation for creativity, problem-solving and the quest for knowledge in the minds of young readers.