By Varsha Bajaj

From the quiet grandeur of the Himalaya Mountains to the city urban of Calcutta, T is for Taj Mahal: An India Alphabet showcases India's unique treasures. stopover at the haunting Taj Mahal, a tribute from an emperor to his useless spouse. Traverse the bustling streets of Mumbai, the second one such a lot populated urban on the earth. pattern a standard meal aromatic with garam masala spices, or attend a cricket fit the place a few video games have lasted as much as 5 days! Varsha Bajaj used to be born in Mumbai, India. Her e-book, what percentage Kisses do you need Tonight?, used to be named to the 2005 Texas Library organization 2X2 examining checklist. Varsha lives in Houston, Texas. Robert Crawford's work have seemed at the hide of significant magazines reminiscent of The Atlantic and U.S. information and global document, in addition to books. He additionally illustrated napping undergo Press's The Legend of the outdated guy of the Mountain. Robert lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.

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