Magic in Marble Bookworm Contest - Young World Club

Magic in Marble Bookworm Contest

  • Puffin, in collaboration with INTACH, introduces a series of flipped books on India’s finest monuments. Magic in Marble, by Mamta Nainy and Arthy Muthanna Singh, is the first in the series and focuses on the iconic Taj Mahal.

    In Building the Taj with Attaullah (Side A), Attaullah has to leave his playmates and the beautiful trees of Lahore behind as he makes the tiring journey to Akbarabad on a camel cart. His abbu, a master architect, has been summoned there to help build the most extraordinary monument ever — the Taj Mahal. The mausoleum will immortalise the memory of Jahanpanah Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. And Attaullah wants to be a part of history as it’s being created. But how?

    In Saving the Taj with Aradya (Side B), Aradya has read everything she could find on the greatest monument ever built — the Taj Mahal. So, when her papa, a conservationist, invites her to join him on his quick work trip to Agra, she feels like she’s the luckiest girl in the whole, wide world. Her papa’s team is working on a project that will help preserve the Taj’s beauty and ensure its survival for future generations. And Aradya wants to help. But how?

    Book Details

    Title: Magic in Marble

    Authors: Mamta Nainy and Arthy Muthanna Singh

    Publisher: Puffin

    Price: ₹175

    Get Lucky

    Now here’s a chance for an exciting win. Answer the questions below and the first five correct entries will receive a copy of the book.

    1. Shah Jahan is said to have built the Taj in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. What was her real name?

    2. Name the place and the state from which the marble to build the Taj was brought.

    3. Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are buried at the centre of the Taj. What is the shape of the tomb chamber?

    Mail your entries to along with your name, class, school, full residential address and mobile number. Entries without these details will not be considered. The contest is open only to students from Class II to Class VIII. Last date to receive entries is November 5.