Mythological stories are something that have been told from eons and generations after generations have heard them, read them and interpreted them in their own version.
When I was a child, we didn’t have many options to decipher our mythology better and it was only through limited books and TV shows that we were able to apprehend it. Also, Mythology was never able to garner my attention as too many names and characters left me lost and I couldn’t connect the dots. However, its only recently that I realised that these are the rich tales of my land and I need to know them better and shifted my attention to them and found them to be very alluring and gradually I started looking out for Mythological reads for my kids too.
Now we have oodles of options to make our kids learn about our rich mythology and one such book came our way, and I was more than delighted to get it for my kids. “The Mahabharata in Rhyme” retold by a 12-year-old Sai Gupta is a hardcover book and tells us about the saga in a perspicuous rhyme form.
Mahabharata is an interesting tale of the right and the wrong, Dharma and Adharma and loaded with so many lessons to learn, understand and implement in our life. Sai has very beautifully penned her perspective in the form of rhyme that there were times even I was left pondering upon them. Rightly placed metaphors give an interesting insight to the story making it fun to read and easy to relate and comprehend.
The book begins with a family tree chart and has been divided into 21 chapters spread over 165 pages making each chapter easy read and grasp. Beautiful depiction of the story in form of illustration brings words to life, and with her erudite knowledge of the Mahabharata, Sia has given young readers a winsome book to cherish.
As a person, I feel proud to see young writers penning their thoughts into words and when a job is so well done, it does deserve kudos from all. I would highly recommend this book for young readers.
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