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“Reading is like an infectious disease: it is caught not taught. (And you can't catch it from someone who hasn't got it…)       - Christine Nuttall (1983: 1927)

This activity will show students how to make their own book. It is intended for students above class III. 

This activity on book reviews is intended to encourage children to read books and express their thoughts on what they have read. 

Breaking down a process into various steps and articulating these with text and drawings  can help students develop a variety of skills. 

Plofker offers a coherent historical account of mathematics in India, found in Sanskrit, starting from the Vedic period, until the seventeenth century. She carefully adheres to documentary historical evidence, and points to controversies on dating some of the literature. The book is very well written and provides a resource that mathematics teachers in India can
A review of Paul Lockhart's book - A Mathematician's lament.
 

Here is Rajkishore's review of the book.
 
Hemanta Kumar’s head was filled with conversations & thoughts...
 

“Don’t you (to the scientists) ever feel like cutting your beard?”

“I think my religion is …Humanism.”

“Here janitors speak fluent English.” (mistaking the scientists’ simplicity!)

A review of 'The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood' by James Gleick

This book which begins with an essay by the Nobel Prize winning economist brings out the point that the accident of birth is the greatest factor in social inequality. His  essay is based on the premise that children who are born into socially, culturally or educationally disadvantaged families seem to exacerbate those disadvantages: by the
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