When our children are becoming more and more global today one cannot emphasise how important it has become to keep our children rooted in our culture. Our stories and mythology not only help us in addressing life's problems but also give us a sense of belonging.
Here are 5 books on Indian mythology that children can read this festive season
1. Yug Books Ramayan
Yug Illustrated Ramayan is one of the best I have seen so far. The language is simple enough for young readers to understand and the colourful illustrations bring the story to life. Every chapter has a shloka in Sanskrut and it's explanation in English. At the end of every chapter, there is an explanation of what we can learn from that chapter. This book is suitable for 4yrs to 12yrs old readers
2. Kali Om kids
A colourful board book that is suitable for the youngest of readers, it has simple one line on a page and tells us about Kali, the powerful goddess and destroyer of evil.
3. Amma tell me about Durga Pooja
A perfect read for the Navratri season, with unique style of illustrations this book is bound to keep young ones engaged and educate them about the festival.
6. My Little Book of Laxmi
Another book that can be read by the littlest of readers and one which children can relate to. It shows how we clean up the house and decorte it to welcome Goddess Laxmi into our homes in Diwali and why we do what we do.
8. Two epics in one: Boys Who Fought and The Girl Who Chose
A list of books on mythology would be incomplete without including atleast one book by renowned Mythologist Devdutta Patnaik. This two in one paperback is illustrated in they typical style found in all of Patnaiks books and he in his unique style and take tells us the story of both Ramayan and Mahabharat. Suitable for 7yr and older readers, this one is a must have.
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