This book features the major events and developments that have taken place in India since independence. Over the years, India has made great progress in various fields - social, economic, political, scientific, etc., and the book tells this remarkable story. India's relationship with other countries of the world and its role in the international sphere is also explained. The various events described in the book have been explained in simple language, keeping in mind the comprehending ability of children. The events are complimented with beautiful illustrations which fascinate children. <P>The book should be essential reading for all ages.