Posts tagged with: books-india

For Indian Kids, ‘a World Beyond Harry Potter’ — For better or worse, over the decades, Indian children have been more familiar with English books written by non-Indian authors. Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys may have given way to Harry Potter these days, but ask an Indian kid who they like to read and you would be hard-pressed to get the name of an Indian author. Some of this is changing though. more

Going to School in India

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This movie is inspired by a colorful book by the same name, and has won quite a few awards including the National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold award,... more

Homeschooling Stories

Here are two homeschooling stories, one from the U.S. and the other from the U.K. They may well provide food for thought to parents contemplating homeschooling. more

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folk Tale

 by Demi
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An exquisite tale set in India that brings home to kids the wonder of numbers, and the power of doubling a number. Use grains or other counters along with this... more

The Story of India: A Landmark Resource from PBS

Reminisce about your instruction in history during your formative school years and in all likelihood you will instinctively recoil and wonder why you bothered to drag the memories from a... more

Indian Culture for Everyone

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a non-profit organization that was set up in 1984 to protect and conserve India’s vast natural and cultural heritage.... more

Tehelka article on the growing trend of homeschooling in India

There seems to be a growing interest in the idea of homeschooling in India. According to Tehelka, though numbers are still very low, the idea seems to be catching on... more

Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories

 by Mala Dayal
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A delightful collection of children’s stories by modern Indian writers like R.K. Narayan, Ruskin Bond, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Satyajit Ray and Mahasweta Devi. more

Malgudi Days

 by R. K. Narayan
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R.K. Narayan’s classic short stories set in the small town of Malgudi in 1940s pre-independence India. more

History of India for Children

 by Roshen Dalal
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A Puffin publication which traces the history of India from 3000 BC to 1947 AD. A comprehensive primer on Indian history for young readers. more

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