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Lore Of The Land

Lore Of The Land

Storytelling Traditions Of India

Nalini Ramachandran
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Into the land of stories . . .

Moody Mohini belongs to a legendary family of storytellers. Telling tall tales is supposed to be in her genes. Except, she doesn’t think so-even though her family (as well as just about everyone in Mithika) expects her to be the torchbearer of this rather marvellous tradition.

So, cracking under the pressure of a plot line one day, she runs far away from home, only to be held hostage by a spunky spirit, who traps her in a strange spell and whisks her off on a whirlwind tour of India and its many storytelling traditions. How else can Mohini break the charm (you guessed it!) but by telling a story herself!

Join Mohini as she receives a unique education about the untold ways in which the people of the country weave
tales, using everything from stick figures and spectacular sculptures to shadow puppets and flamboyant dance dramas, while discovering the profound powers of that special skill-storytelling.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Dec/2017

ISBN: 9780143429234

Length : 224 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

Lore Of The Land

Storytelling Traditions Of India

Nalini Ramachandran

Into the land of stories . . .

Moody Mohini belongs to a legendary family of storytellers. Telling tall tales is supposed to be in her genes. Except, she doesn’t think so-even though her family (as well as just about everyone in Mithika) expects her to be the torchbearer of this rather marvellous tradition.

So, cracking under the pressure of a plot line one day, she runs far away from home, only to be held hostage by a spunky spirit, who traps her in a strange spell and whisks her off on a whirlwind tour of India and its many storytelling traditions. How else can Mohini break the charm (you guessed it!) but by telling a story herself!

Join Mohini as she receives a unique education about the untold ways in which the people of the country weave
tales, using everything from stick figures and spectacular sculptures to shadow puppets and flamboyant dance dramas, while discovering the profound powers of that special skill-storytelling.

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Nalini Ramachandran

Nalini Ramachandran's works for young readers cover a variety of subjects and styles-from a textbook on history to tales of horror and mystery; from a graphic novel cum biography to narratives from mythology; from legend and lore to humour and more. She began writing for children when working with India's only all-comics children's magazine, Tinkle. Today, her short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Gifts of Teaching and Scary Tales. She is the author of Detective Sahasasimha: The Case of the Disappearing Books; APJ Abdul Kalam: One Man, Many Missions (which won the 'Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Awards 2019' in the 'Comics/Graphic Novels' category); and the non-fiction children's book Lore of the Land: Storytelling Traditions of India. She also edits children's books and holds workshops on creative writing and storytelling. To know more about her work, visit www.authornalini.com.

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