All through her life Thara's Nanijee has collected special objects from around India and kept them in a beautiful carved wooden trunk. Journey with Thara across India's 28 states and eight union territories and enjoy all that India has to offer. Grab a spiced milky chai sprinkled with cinnamon, understand the unique mix of the modern and the traditional and meet the snow-shrouded Himalaya, to the vibrant cities and modern skylines of New Delhi. Learn about the strong beliefs and faiths and even learn how to say hello in a few of India's different languages.

Journey through India and explore its incredible diversity in this richly illustrated book written by award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan with detailed artwork by Nina Chakrabarti, this is a joyful celebration of India and its vibrant culture and fascinating history.

Author, Jasbinder Bilan, Illustrated by Nina Chakrabarti

What the Shortlist Committee Say.....

"A beautiful, detailed, heartfelt and personal celebration of India whether it's a country new to you, or it's a welcome back and reminder of all its treasures"