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The Bulbul’s Ruby Nose-ring and Other Stories
Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Price : ₹ 95.00  
ISBN : 9788125010159
Language : English
Pages : 60
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 120 x 180 mm
Year : 1997
Series : Gul Mohar Readers
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
Catalogues : Children's Books
About the Book

Read about the magician Jabbo Jadoowala, the enterprising mouse’s harvest feast, the new baby, lost Ramu and the clever bulbul in this collection of read-aloud stories.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Shanta Rameshwar Rao (1924–2015) wrote and told stories for most of her life. For her, story-telling was as natural as breathing; she believed that stories emerged from deep within and that in the telling and writing, they changed both teller and listener. She wrote for children and adults, and indeed her works have been enjoyed by people of all ages. She is best known for her retelling of Indian myths and legends. Her wide repertoire includes books like Tales of Ancient India (translated into several languages), The Bulbul’s Ruby Nose-ring, Seethu, Bekanna and the Musical MiceChathu—The Elephant Boy (co-authored with Karoor Nilakanta Pillai), In Worship of Shiva, and her retelling of the Mahabharata (now used as essential course material in story-telling courses in universities in the UK)Her novel, Children of God, was published to critical acclaim. She was invited by the Sahitya Akademi to write on the life and teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti.

A dedicated and inspired educationist, Shanta Rameshwar Rao founded the Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad in 1961, a space where, as she believed, children could learn with joy, creativity and in a spirit of questioning.