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Rabindranath Tagore - Literary Works

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is considered to be one of the most renowned author, poet, and artist of all time. This worksheet provides an insight into the works of Gurudev.
Useful for English, History and Political Science teachers

Rabindranath Tagore - Santiniketan-An Abode of Peace

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore set up a university in Bengal. It was here that he founded Patha Bhavana—the school of his ideals. This worksheet brings out the unique elements of this university.
Useful for English, History and Sociology teachers

Rig Veda

This unique information and worksheet on the Rig Veda provides an insight into the ancient Indian sacred collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns.
 

The Quran

The most sacred book for the Muslims, the Quran is regarded by Muslims as the supreme word of God. This interesting worksheet not only provides information about the Quran but also contextualizes it in the Indian context.
 

Buddhist Literature

Buddhist literature became popular in the form of the canonical texts and the Jatakas. This fascinating worksheet provides interesting information about Buddhist texts and the way they developed in India.

Jatakas

Ancient Indian Literature containing Buddhist tales and fables.
Must read for history,  value education teachers and students.

Sangam Literature

Rich Tamil literature containing collection of poems on early Tamil society and culture.
Must for social sciences, history teachers and students.

Mirza Ghalib

A well-known poet of the late Mughal period.

Amir Khusrau

A prominent Indian musician, scholar and a poet of the medieval period

Upanishads

The Upanishads are ancient texts, which record the foundation of Hindu thought

Manusmriti

The Manusmriti or “Laws of the Manu” is a very ancient text which has formed the source for Hindu law and social customs for thousands of years.

Tarikh-i-Firuzshah

Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi was written by Zia-ud-din Barani, a historian of 14th century AD

Kalidasa

The renowned classical Sanskrit writer

Bhakti Movement Surdas

Sant Kavi Surdas the blind poet, saint and musician of the Bhakti period

Sama Veda

This veda is the book of hymns

Yajur Veda

This is the book of sacrifices eg Ashvamedha Yajna

Jahangirnama

This memoir was written by his personal secretary, Mutamad Khan
 

Hitopadesha

Hitopadesha is an ancient text based on animal tales with morals!
 

Padshahnama

Padshahnama is a biography of Shah Jahan's life and events

Panchatantra

The oldest fables which generally use animal and bird characters with a moral at the end

Natyashastra

This book is perhaps the most unique book dealing with the rules of classical dances.
 

Guru Granth Sahib

This book contains the teachings of Guru Nanak
 
Rabindranath Tagore - music and art

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore is considered to be one of the most renowned for his music and art. His Rabindra Sangeet is extraordinary in its lyrics and composition. This worksheet provides an insight into the works of Gurudev.
Useful for English, History, Music and Activity teachers

Rabindranath Tagore - Philosopher and Internationalist

Rabindranath Tagore was an ardent supporter of truth, virtues and values.This worksheet reflects on his ideals
Useful for English, History, Political Science and Sociology teachers

Arthashastra

Explore the ancient Indian treatise on politics and economics with this fascinating worksheet.

The Bible

The Holy Bible is the most revered book among the Christians. This interesting worksheet tells you about the various facets of the Book and also about its relevance in the Indian context.

The Vedas

The Vedas are considered to be the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Theses worksheets provide information about the composition, form, and relevance of the Vedas.

The Akbarnama

Know more about one of the most powerful emperor's to rule India-Akbar the Great. This informative worksheet on the treatise written by famous court chronicler Abul Fazl provides you with fascinating facts and engaging activities.

Baburnama

Personal memoirs and official chronicle of first Mughal emperor of India, Babur.
Must for History, literature teachers and students.

Ramayana

It is an ancient Sanskrit epic poem which talks about the life of Lord Rama.It has as many as 300 versions

Abul Fazl

A prominent court historian of Akbar's times, Abul Fazl was the official author of the Akbarnama

Mahabharata

Mahabharata is the greatest and longest Sanskrit epic poem of ancient India.

Bhakti Literature

The Bhakti movement in the Medieval period was associated with spiritual poetry and prose

Zafarnama

Learn about this early 18th century text, written in Persian and sent by Guru Gobind Singh to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb
 

Rajtarangini

Kalhan's Rajtaringini is a historical chronicle of the history of the kings of Kashmir

Bhakti Movement Kabir

The unique philosophical poet of the Bhakti period

Bhakti Movement Tulsidas

Writer of the beautiful epic of the Ramcharitmanas in Awadhi

Atharva Veda

This book is the book of medicines and from this book the name Ayurveda has been derived

Humayunnama

The only well known biography written by a woman Gulbadan Begum, Humayun's sister

Anwar-I-Suhayli

This manuscript is a translation of the panchatantra

Munshi Premchand

Foremost Hindi writer of the 20th century
 

Tirukkural

Tirukkural is the great poetic work by saint Tiruvalluvar

The Story of My Experiments with Truth

Written by Mahatma Gandhi,this book is an autobiography in five parts

Discovery of India

Book on his personal discovery of India's past and present
 
 
 


 

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