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First History Lessons: Aspects of War

This book tries to answer many questions surrounding the question of war. Why we still go to war, how the natural world affects war, how can a war in one location change the way of life in a distant place, and what it means to wage war for one’s rights.

This book is the first in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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First History Lessons: The Flow of Rivers

This book deals with the rivers and how they shape our history.

This book is the second in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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First History Lessons: The World of Tea

This book deals with the history of tea. The tale of tea contains within itself the histories of Bengal and of Assam, of the Indian subcontinent, and of the world. Let’s unlock this treasure chest, then, and see what stories we can find in the history of tea.

This book is the third in the second set of history books for children produced by the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata.

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First History Lessons: The People of Our Country

The third book of the series talks about the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent and how it has shaped India's international and regional borders since the colonial period. The book also explores the violence of determining 'insider' and 'outsider' based on linguistic identity, which India has frequently witnessed.

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First History Lessons: The Languages of Our Country

The second book of the series talks about the complex history of citizenship in post-colonial India, how the Partition shapes the citizenship question, the citizenship act amendments, the reason and consequences of NRC in Assam, and the CAA movement across the country

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First History Lessons: The Partition

The first book of the series talks about the Partition of India and how its impact was different along the lines of region, caste and gender. The book also argues that there is no one-line answer to why the Partition happened.

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