Indian publisher Wonder House Books have just published a new illustrated book by Shubha Vilas, with art by award-winning illustrator Ishan Trivedi, retelling the Valmiki great epic Ramayana.
The new title is one of many stunning-looking illustrated books by a publisher whose mission is to develop a passion for reading in children and boosting their imagination with illustrated books. The company, an imprint of Prakash Books India, the largest book distributors in India, founded in 2017, aims to accomplish our goal of spreading love for books amongst children by committing towards quality, creativity and innovation.
Their range includes a collection of amazing coloring books and picture books to keep your kids glued to books for hours. Its Treasury of Fairy Tales, written in simple English language and filled with captivating illustrations, is extremely popular amongst children.
Published last month, Ramayana is a story that chronicles Lord Rama’s heroism, and Sita’s grit and devotion, flying chariots, magical weapons and a raging battlefield are brought to life in a timeless retelling that aims to take young readers on an enchanting adventure.
Filled with vibrant illustrations by Ishan, this book is a lucid narration of the triumph of good over evil…
Shubha Vilas is a storyteller, motivational speaker and an author, who holds a degree in engineering and patent law, but he chose to leave the mainstream society to live a life of contemplation, and study scripture in depth. As a child, his grandmother regaled him with stories from the Ramayana, which captured his heart and soul, and thus began his tryst with scriptures. He started writing stories inspired by the Ramayana and how it is still as relevant to us as it was in the Treta yuga.
Some of his popular works include Open Eyed Meditations, published in Hindi and Marathi, and Mystical Tales for A Magical Life: 11 Unheard Fantastic Vedic Stories which transform Vedic literature and epics into relatable stories and contemporary life lessons.
Shubha has also penned down a fun-filled version of Panchatantra stories for children, titled Pandit Vishnu Sharma’s Panchatantra: Illustrated Tales from Ancient India, to captivate them with beautiful illustrations, and lessons that sharpen their thinking abilities.
Shubha is deeply passionate about imparting education that helps build character in children. This has led him to create a value-education module which can be incorporated into children’s existing syllabi. With this module, he guides young minds towards an inspiring life, filled with values and principles.
Ishan Trivedi is an award winning Illustrator-Storyteller from New Delhi, India. After completing his Masters in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, Ishan has worked with several top children book publishers of India and abroad, illustrating titles His unique art style combines several traditional Indian Folk styles and presented with a contemporary taste. He also enjoys sculpting and customizing action figures.
• Ramayana, adapted by Shubha Vilas and Ishan Trivedi, published by Wonder House Books, is available now from bookshops ISBN 978-9390391592 | Buy it from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)
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