We are a planet made up of a diverse group of people – and a diverse group of people imply a diverse set of problems. We are riddled with issues so eclectic in their nature, it’s almost impossible to find a uniform solution to all of them.
This is where I think literature comes into picture. We turn to books and poetry when we are most helpless. In times of adversity, we seek refuge in art – which is why it is so important to have proper and equal representation in all of art’s branches.
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Book Title – Storytelling Made Easy
Author – Nupur Aggarwal
Illustrator – Radheshyam Rout
Publisher – Pitambar Publishing
Recommended Age – 7+ years
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A story, told well, stays forever in the hearts and minds of the listeners. There are plentiful factors that can be instrumental in drawing the attention and interest of listeners towards the narrator, voice being the most crucial.
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Once upon a time, a man married a woman. They wanted a baby for many years but could never have one. So, they decided to go to a fairy land and asked the fairy queen, “Can you bless us with a baby”?
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Once there lived a boy whose name was Tyler. He lived with his parents and little sister Annie. He asked his mother, “Can we start decorating the house for Christmas eve”? “No, Tyler. We have to pay our loan”, said mom.
Upset, he went to his bedroom. Suddenly, he heard an ear-piercing sound. Only Tyler and his sister heard it and rushed out.
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I am like a rose carefully raised by you,
But unlike it, I am lifelong fresh, and it’s all because of you.
You make sure my petals are blooming red,
You make sure the ground is soft and comfy as a royal bed.
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Protagonists are always under the spotlight. Powerful protagonists are important, but where would they be without an antagonist? Without an antagonist, they wouldn’t be who they are, and there would be no story to tell.
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Experienced, felt, and enjoyed 83 thoroughly. This epic creation is a real story based on the triumphant victory of the Indian Cricket Team in the 1983 World Cup. The story is narrated in a glorious manner that includes the member’s individual journeys and their ups and downs as a team that finally leads them to a terrific yet unexpected victory.
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Book Title – Kings, Saviours & Scoundrels: Timeless Tales from Katha Sarita Sagara
Author – Anupama Jain
Genre – Folktales/Legends
Publisher – Readomania
Recommended Age – 7+ years
Timeless Tales from Katha Sarita Sagara by Anupama Jain is a retelling of tales from the Kathā-saritsāgara – one of India’s oldest classics. It is a well-known collection of stories from the 11th century. It was also told in Sanskrit by Somadeva who was a Brahmin Sanskrit scholar from Kashmir. The stories are very old, but the morals conveyed by them are still relevant and understandable to kids as well.
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What is a story? A story is a narrative form of ideas, fantasy or just imagination from different corners on a paper. It is a way of conveying a message, moral or an act of goodness and generosity in the reader’s mind. Why do we enjoy reading stories? It is the idea of the story that makes us delve deep into it. Imagine a story being like “A character going to the market, purchasing some groceries and coming back home”. Will this plot turn out into a good story without any twist, conflict or an interesting element in it? Not really.
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