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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Great Storytellers for Children


Great Storytellers for Kids: Sukumar Ray, the king of Indian nonsense

March 19, 2020 5:48 pm

If you ever wondered why so many children’s book illustrators hail from Bengal, maybe the trailblazing Rays provide the answer!

Louisa May Alcott's feminist fiction Little Women was deeply autobiographical

February 22, 2020 5:24 pm

Great Storytellers for Children: Louisa advocated women's rights throughout her life and also fought against slavery. The author's feminist theories are actively expressed in her writing.

Great storytellers for kids: Johanna Spyri, beloved daughter of the Alps

January 22, 2020 8:47 am

When Heidi came into my hands as a nine-year-old, I was enthralled by this little girl's ability to transform so many people, bring sunshine into so many lives.

Great Storytellers for Children: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has not lost its appeal

January 22, 2020 8:04 am

Dickens happened to visit a “Ragged School” set up for underprivileged kids in September 1843 and apparently it left a deep impact on him. In October he started writing A Christmas Carol and it was published on December 19 the same year, soon becoming a popular classic.

Great storytellers for children: Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru

January 22, 2020 8:03 am

Jawaharlal Nehru birth anniversary: Nehru doesn't trouble himself with dates, but connects past with present by informing Indira that the sage Bharadwaj's ashram existed not too far from their home at Anand Bhawan. Along with the glimpses of history, you receive glimpses of his vision for the new country.

Great Storytellers for Children: Rabindranath Tagore

January 16, 2020 10:50 am

Among his popular works are Bristi Pare Tapur-Tupur, an early poem that recreates the rhythm of the Bengali nursery rhymes that he loved in his childhood. Kadi-o-Komal was his first collection of poetry for children, followed by Sonar Tari and Kshanika.