World Kid Lit: 10 Innovative Books that Bring India’s Vibrant Art and Poetry to Children
Here, we take a trip around India with 10 books published in English, starting with picture books and moving up to graphic novels and novels for young adults.
Sita's Ramayana shifts the point of view of the Ramayana - the saga of a heroic war - to bring a woman's perspective to this timeless epic. Narrated by the heroine Sita, it is a powerful meditation on the fate of women, as they become pawns in the wars between men and kingdoms. But Sita is not just a patient victim of events - she endures her fate with fortitude, until the moment she decides to challenge it. The book unites two women from very different backgrounds: young urban writer Samhita Arni collaborates with Patua scroll artist Moyna Chitrakar. To read the Tara blog about the making of Sita click here