Title: NAVA DURGA – The Nine Forms of the Goddess
Author: Nalini Ramachandran
Illustrator: Priyanka Pachpande
Age Group: 7+ years
First of all, a big thank you to Asha Chaudhry for sharing such amazing books with us. When I saw this in the new releases I knew I had to lay my hands on it. Navratri is celebrated in our house with great fervour. Hence there couldn’t have been better timing for this book to read.
Nalini Ramachandran’s simplistic writing has impressed me and the illustrations are just magical, breaking the stereotypes related to mythological representations (Here are a few pics, you can see it for yourself 🙂 ).
The book has traditional tales revolving around the nine forms of Durga, described in new and interesting ways to help children read and understand them better.
It also gives information on how the each Durga festival is celebrated in different parts of the country.
This book is surely going to help children recognise and develop all the positive qualities that the goddess embodies.
p.s. I’m reading out one story at a time to Sharav to keep his interest alive. As it can be a bit overwhelming for young minds.
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