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Curious Tales from the Himalayas

Curious Tales from the Himalayas

Shaguna Gahilote
,
Prarthana Gahilote
,
Shaguna Gahilote and Prarthana Gahilote
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A hungry red fox encounters a frog on its way to enlightenment in Ladakh
In Tibet, a mysterious prophecy causes an entire kingdom to migrate
In Himachal Pradesh, a teacher and his student find a magical herb that has disastrous consequences

Meet unusual heroes, match wits with wily animals, tickle your senses (and taste buds) with some steaming bowls of thenthuk and breathe in the crisp mountain air in these fascinating stories from the hills.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Aug/2017

ISBN: 9780143428602

Length : 208 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

Curious Tales from the Himalayas

Shaguna Gahilote
,
Prarthana Gahilote
,
Shaguna Gahilote and Prarthana Gahilote

A hungry red fox encounters a frog on its way to enlightenment in Ladakh
In Tibet, a mysterious prophecy causes an entire kingdom to migrate
In Himachal Pradesh, a teacher and his student find a magical herb that has disastrous consequences

Meet unusual heroes, match wits with wily animals, tickle your senses (and taste buds) with some steaming bowls of thenthuk and breathe in the crisp mountain air in these fascinating stories from the hills.

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Shaguna Gahilote

Shaguna Gahilote is a performance storyteller. She is a maths wizard with a double master's degree, having studied in both India and the UK, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. She came back to India to work on conserving rare and dying folk art forms. She has worked as an education, peace and culture specialist and helms Ghummakkad Narain: The Travelling Literature Festival and Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival, now in its eighth edition.
Shaguna spends her days writing, drawing cartoons, solving maths problems with her nephew and looking after her pet Labrador, Ginger, as well as her neighbourhood strays. She has trotted around the world on a staple diet of potatoes, eggs and hummus.

Prarthana Gahilote

Prarthana Gahilote has been a journalist with the national media-spanning print, TV and digital platforms-for two decades, with a stint in the UK as a Chevening Scholar. She is the festival director of Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival.
Prarthana suffers from wanderlust and loves walking the Himalayan forests whenever she can escape Delhi or Mumbai. When not occupied with the alphabet, she is found spinning yarns with family and friends, pampering her nephew, Raghav, and her pet, Ginger. She has an evergrowing collection of books, fountain pens and antiques. She directs short films, documentaries and digital concerts. She also writes poetry in Hindustani as well as lyrics for songs. She can't live without music or gulab jamuns.

Shaguna Gahilote and Prarthana Gahilote