STORIES FOR CHILDREN

A Toy for the Little Princess and Other Stories

 

The book has five stories for children in the 5+ age group.  The stories are about animals and toys, Nature and people. A royal couple goes scouting for the perfect toy for their little princess; a lizard called Lizzie wants to change her name because it is so ‘unimaginative’; a little girl forgets how to play … yes, these are fun stories, but there’s lots to think about too. The featured stories are edited selections from ‘Children’s Stories for Our Times,’ an earlier book by the same author.

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  The Naughtiest Boy in School Turns Over A New Leaf

and Other Stories

 

 The book has six stories about children from India.   The pre-teens there are as naughtyand helpful,as tough and sensitive,    as absent-minded and adventurous,    as bright, curious or confused as youngsters everywhere.

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Meghadootam: The Cloud Messenger

[Kalidasa’s Sanskrit classic: An English adaptation]

 

A demi-god, a yaksha, has been exiled from his kingdom and has wandered far. He feels lonely in a strange land and sends a message of love to his wife through a wandering cloud. The cloud messenger travels to the yaksha’s home in the Himalayas through the beautiful Indian countryside, drinking water from the rivers, showering rains on parched lands, and resting on mountain tops.

‘Meghadootam’ is a lyric by Kalidasa, one of India’s most popular ancient poets. In this book, Revathi, and her co-author, Yadugiri, have tried to capture the spirit of the beautiful original work, especially for young readers.

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Madhyamavyayoga: The Story of the Middle Son

[Bhasa’s Sanskrit Classic: An English adaptation]

 

Bhima, the powerful Pandava, meets his adorable, irrepressible son, Ghatothkacha, after many years. They don’t recognise each other and get into a duel. Then, what happens? Does the father win or does the son? This is what the story is about.

The classical Sanskrit poet of yore, Bhasa, wrote the play, ‘Madhyamavyayoga,’ based on a popular episode in the well-known Indian epic, ‘Mahabharatha.’ This book begins with a narration of that great Indian epic in a nutshell.

The original Sanskrit play has been adapted for young readers of English. The book is designed to be read aloud, with the young and old alike assuming the roles of the various characters in the play.

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Forthcoming titles

  • Srimad Bhagavatam [Writing in progress]
  • ‘Dear God, I Have Some Questions’: The Gita for Children [To be released shortly]
  • Uttararamacharitam: Bhavabhuti’s  ‘Story of Rama’ [Writing in progress]
  • Panchatantram: Tips and tricks for one who would be king, a leader [Research in progress]
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