Legends of Indian literature you must have read in your childhoodOctober 27, 2021
"Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish."
― Hermann Hesse
In this fast-paced world where almost every individual spends most of their time on screens and video games are replacing books and storytellers. However, with the increasing workloads of school and the time people dedicate to extra-curricular activities, there's always time for everyone to nurture their reading habits. Kavishala will help the readers to shape their reading skills and suggest which books you must have read in your childhood and explore in great ways.
1.'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' by C Rajagopalachari
C Rajagopalchari was India's last Governor-General who was not just a great politician but also an eminent historian by profession. Different versions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata that he published separately, dealt with eulogizes the heroic men and women of the different treatise and mythologies, inspiring young minds to imbibe positive traits that would certainly benefit in conquering challenges in life.
2. Amar Chitra Katha
Amar Chitra Katha is a storehouse of Indian history, culture, mythology, and religion in the form of beautiful stories that children love to explore. Over 100 million copies were sold so far in 20 languages, where Amar Chitra Khatha has innumerable titles in different shapes of interestingly narrated mythologies, epics, literary classics, fables, and folklore, and biographies of famous Indian personalities. However, these books open a wide floodgate of soulful morals for young minds.
3.'Malgudi Days' by R. K. Narayan
'Malgudi Days' is R. K. Narayan's tremendous collection that has gained recognition worldwide. Firstly published in the year 1943, it consists of 32 stories that perfectly capture the rural life of that generation. Mostly takes place in a fictional village called Malgudi and some characters are recur across the stories. One of them, Swami is an endearing little boy who studies in class 2 and the book revolves around his friends, his home, and his school life.
4.'Panchtantra' by Vishnu Sharma
Vishnu Sharma wrote Panchtantra which is a collection of 5 books as the name suggests and possesses several moral stories involving animals who possess human intelligence and personalities.
All the stories and lessons are loosely interwoven including the plots that are not as simple and dull as most moral stories can be.
5.'Wise and Otherwise: A salute to Life' by Sudha Murty
Sudha Murty the lady whose short stories and anthologies are well-known around the independence era but this book contains stories about the present generation.
Precisely compiled by the well-known children's author, Sudha Murty, whose book contains almost 51 inspirational stories. All are targeted to teach children important values of life.