Lessons in History through National Museum’s books


he next time you are at the National Museum, make sure you get your hands on these books.

Via Business Standard

“The museum has different plans for different visitors. We realised that children would get bored. So, we thought of reinterpreting our museum collection for children to encourage active interaction,” Jayati Roy, the museum’s outreach department official, told IANS.
Roy, along with another museum officer Rige Shiba, has penned these four fun-cum-educational books that will focus on different museum artefacts. The books will be introduced to children who are more than seven years old.
The first book “Birds and Animals in Indian Art” has images of different animals or birds that were vehicles of different gods. In this way, a child will learn about sculptures and deities.
“As our culture is plural in nature, this initiative is an effort to introduce them to our incredible diversity,” she added.
Keeping in mind the syllabus in history text books, the second book “Life in Harappan Civilisation” highlights agriculture, art and the lives of people of those times.
The third book “Finding Buddha” is designed to present different types of Buddha sculptures, whereas the fourth book “Nine Rasas” will help them learn about the nine essential art aesthetics.

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