70 words of Indian origin

To celebrate 70 years of the British Council’s work in India in 2018, we identified and explored 70 words that originated in India and are now commonly used in English around the world. The project has its own microsite which provides some further information and activities to bring this fascinating topic to life. 

A school resource pack has been developed for teachers to share with pupils aged 11-14. Clear instructions are provided about how you can bring the activities to life within your classes and the school as a whole. Visit the project website or download the resource pack below.

Cross-curricular resources

A wide variety of school resource packs are available here to support you in teaching language, maths, science and humanities lessons. There are also materials relating to the Sustainable Development Goals and citizenship for you to use with your students.