Books on Rashtrapati Bhavan

Three books on Rashtrapati Bhavan were released on 11th December 2016. All these three books are published by Publications Division of the Ministry of information and broadcasting.

The three books are:

  • Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj
  • Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Indradhanush – Volume II

Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj

Rashtrapati Bhavan stands as an architectural wonder with the very essence of Indian democracy. This book for children recreates the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan from its inception as Government House to the present day. The book talks about the concept of empire, the brief history of the British Empire and the tale of how Delhi became the capital of British India etc. It portrays the magnificent architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan building, its history, former presidents, Mughal gardens, etc.

Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan

It is an attempt to record the experience of the residents living in the President’s Estate. They are the people who transformed the vast space into a magnificent land area. It states about the period under the colonial state right up to the current presidency .The book also documents the significance of the multiple contributions made by President Pranab Mukherjee and his team in transforming the premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan into the ‘smart’ city and the positive impact of lives of the people here.

Indradhanush Volume-II

It is a compendium of music, dance, theatre and cinematic presentations organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan from mid 2014 to September 2016.

Sample UPSC Question

Consider the following statements:

  1. Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj is a book talks about the historical elements of
  2. Indradhanush Volume-II compendium of music, dance, theatre and cinematic presentations organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Which of the statements are incorrect?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: d