Indian century: an informative book from Quizmaster Siddhartha Basu!


DK released it’s latest book at a quizzical fun-filled evening at Bikaner House, New Delhi recently. The brainchild of India’s foremost quizmaster Siddhartha Basu, Indian Century, is a curation of the choicest of events, iconic personalities, and benchmark institutions that have shaped our country over the last century.

Packed with more than 250 stunning images, the book visually documents the evolution of modern India and provides much-needed insight into our political landscape. It features milestone events from each year of the past century and gives a glimpse into the lives of the game changers – people who helped shape modern India.

Indian Century is divided into two parts. The first, the Headlines section showcases dramatic events, the rise of landmark institutions, political evolutions and changing sociocultural landscapes of India.

Snapshots, the second section, elucidates the lives and achievements of the most iconic personalities of 20th-century India in a question and answer format, making it easier for the reader to capture information and gather facts quickly.

Speaking about the book, Basu said, “The 20th century is where the hinge of history turned for modern India. This book, timed to release as the country completes 70 years of independence, recounts the milestones of that century, and of the millennial years that follow, together with thumbnail profiles of many of its major players. For me, the best quiz facts always open up layers of little or lesser-known details. This is a curated collection of facts I find fascinating about the events and people that have shaped the India we know today.”

Indian Century is a great addition to libraries and a valuable source of information for competitive test takers and UPSC aspirants. It will also delight history and political science enthusiasts.

Aparna Sharma, Managing Director, DK India says, “DK’s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and this book is a perfect example with brilliantly curated information from India’s master quizzer, presented in DK’s iconic style.”

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