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Sudha Murty pens new book for children

Reflecting on working on the book, she said, "It was wonderful to work on this book during the lockdown period due to covid-19. It was a joy to create something memorable and positive for the children"

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | November 5, 2020 2:34:07 pm
Author Sudha Murthy, Penguin Annual Lecture, Infosys Foundation.Sudha Murty advised the younger generation to the imbibe the highest work ethic, learn to work hard and acquire new skills, and engage in community work by putting in whatever time, effort and money they can contribute, which can only make them successful and happy. (File photo)

Sudha Murty has come up with a new book for children. Written during the lockdown, Grandparents’ Bag of Stories is about Ajja and Ajji who welcome their grandchildren and Kamlu Ajji in Shiggaon and spend days telling them stories. All of them spend their days sharing household chores and making food for workers. All along, they keep telling and listening to stories as the time spent together becomes memorable beset with tales of kings and kingdoms, princesses and serpents. By the end, the children gain wisdom and are privy to a world they didn’t know existed.

Murty’s new book is a follow up on her book, Grandma’s Bag of Stories. The book has been illustrated by Priya Kurian and withholds moral lessons entreating kids to be more compassionate. The author has gained an enduring reputation for being an author children adore.

Reflecting on working on the book, she said, “It was wonderful to work on this book during the lockdown period due to covid-19. It was a joy to create something memorable and positive for the children, especially in this unprecedented time when most of us are restricted to home. Writing this book was a delight and took me on a trip down memory lane where I once again became a child listening to stories from my grandparents and spending time with my cousins. I hope my young readers enjoy reading this book and find themselves having fun in this new world of simple and enchanting stories.” The wait is now to read the book.

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