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An illustrated, easy-to-read version of this epic

Liven up story time for your little ones with tales from the ‘Ramayana’

Published 17.09.21, 06:47 AM

Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury’s Cheleder Ramayan has enthralled generations of Bengali kids, with its vivid storytelling. Now, this translation of the book The Children’s Ramayana by Tilottama Shome, is all set to charm its way into the hearts of young readers in English. An architect by profession, Shome’s ability to capture children’s attention with her words is a product of the long hours that she spent reading children’s fiction when she was growing up in Kolkata. To bring the characters of the Ramayana to life, the translated read will include illustrations by Priyankar Gupta – a well-known name in the field of visual narratives. 

The stories by Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury are a staple read among kids growing up in Bengali households. When his endlessly entertaining stories are combined with Shome’s masterful translation, the result is a delightfully translated retelling that is ideal for giving kids a glimpse into the vast world of Indian mythology, and is the perfect gift for any tiny tots you might know. 

- Upasya Bhowal

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