Tales From the Himalayas
My first book, a collection of short stories for children (7-10 years) is my tribute to Uttarakhand, at the foothills of the Himalayas, to which I owe my ethnicity (and sturdy ankles).
Stories told by grandmother are re-imagined and adapted for children today, albeit, with its rustic, mountain flavor. The theme of the book not only aims to be relatable and relevant to the reader, but also encourages an appreciation for diversity, by throwing light on a culture that’s far removed from their own.
Just like the people of Uttarakhand, their stories are simple and heartfelt. There are tales of snow leopards, ghouls and monsters, together with those of courage, kindness and having faith in oneself. There’s ancient wisdom hidden behind each of these stories – only the seeker shall find it.