Taj Mahal • The Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty two years, employing twenty thousand workers. It was Emperor Shah Jehan who ordered the building of the Taj Mahal, in honour of his wife. The construction began early in the year 1630. • Shah Jehan built the Taj Mahal in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their fourteenth child.
Information on India • Capital: New Delhi. • Largest city: Mumbai, used to be called Bombay. • Language: Hindi, English and 21 other official languages. • Population: in 2005 est. was 1,103,371,000. • Indian bird: Indian peacock. • Tree: Banyan. • Longest river: The Ganges
More information on India • Highest mountain: Hindu Kush. • 496.4 million people. 60% is employed and 40% is unemployed. • Famous people: The president of the Republic of India is Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kabam. • Emblem: Sarnath Lion. • Flower: Lotus. • Sport: Field Hockey.
Ancient India • This is a painting at the Ajanta caves in western India. India is the seventh largest country in the world. This painting was carved over 9000 years ago
Dinner anyone! • This picture features pillar rice, namb bread and shish kabab. Shish kabab can come in lamb or pork. It is a delicious appetiser or it could be a lovely dinner.
Fashion • This costume is made of silk and it was handmade by people in sweatshops.
Elephants • Elephants were born in the wild but were used to fight wars in India. Some men caught baby elephants and tamed them. But some men captured elephants and brutally murdered them just to get their tusks. Tusks are made of ivory and can be worth a lot of money.