Mahabharata for Children
Author: Arshia Sattar
Illustrated by Sonali Zohra
9789353451271 | HB | pp. 272 | 2020 | Juggernaut
Mahabharata for Children by Arshia Sattar talks about The Mahabharata, which is said to be the longest poem in the world. It contains thousands of stories, many not related to the central war between the Pandavas and Kauravas. This is a concise volume with great illustrations for children.
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Arshia Sattar’s Mahabharata for Children is one of the most outstanding retellings of this epic ever written. Sattar, an acclaimed translator of the Ramayana, has gone deep into the original and written an account that is so rich, so observant and so moving that it will enthrall both you and your child.
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About the Contributors
The author has a PhD in classical Indian literature from the University of Chicago. She works with the Sanskrit epics and storytelling traditions of India. Her abridged translation of Valmiki’s Ramayana, published in Penguin Classics, is regarded as one of the definitive presentations of the epic in English. She has written a number of books on Hindu mythology for younger readers including the bestselling Ramayana for Children and Garuda and the Serpents.
The illustrator has a background in fine art and photography and a master’s degree in design from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The combination of these three informs her illustration practice. Sonali works with publishers both in India and overseas. When she is not drawing, you will find her gardening, listening to music and reading in the company of her two cats.
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