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First History Lessons: The People of Our Country
The third book of the series talks about the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent and how it has shaped India's international and regional borders since the colonial period. The book also explores the violence of determining 'insider' and 'outsider' based on linguistic identity, which India has frequently witnessed.
The book's authors are Debarati Bagchi, Anwesha Sengupta, and Tista Das. Wasim Helal designed the cover, map and books, and the illustrations were done by Ranjit Chitrakar and Sirajuddaula Chitrakar, two patachitra artists. The books were written in Bangla and translated into English by Arunava Sinha and Assamese by Arup Kalita.