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Enacting the myth of Diwali

Lighting lamps for Diwali is an enactment of a mythic story. The myth of Diwali tells of a time when demons invaded the world. The ten-headed demon king, Ravana, had stolen away the beautiful Princess Sita and imprisoned her in his demon kingdom, Lanka. Prince Rama and his brother Laksham set off to find Sita. […]

Diwali tale

Diwali – the festival of lights – is on October 26th this year. ¬†Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita, after their exile in the forest, and Sita’s kidnap by Ravana the Demon King. ¬†As Rama and Sita walk across India, people light little lamps, diyas, and place them outside their houses, to light […]

Stories have no passports

‘Rama and Sita – Path of flames’ has been chosen as an ‘Outstanding International Book’ for children by USBBY, the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY supports international exchange about books and reading. Every year they select a list of Outstanding International Books for children which is published as a bookmark. Sharing […]

Hanuman Flew

Hanuman flew. Swifter than a bird, swifter than thought. Swifter than a hurricane, swifter than a tornado. Swifter than light, swifter than the blink of an eye. Hanuman flew with the sun under his arm and the mountain in the palm of his hand. At last he saw the shores of Lanka, and swooped down, […]

Rama and Sita – Path of Flames

Sally Pomme Clayton and Sophie Herxheimer’s latest book came out on October 7 2010. It brings to life an ancient Hindu epic, The Ramayana, which has travelled across religions, languages, and countries. Princess Sita has been stolen by Ravana, the Demon King. And Rama sets off to find her. Rama is helped by Hanuman, the […]