Monday, November 27, 2006

Katha in schools ...

Katha concluded two days of exhibition of its titles for children, in Hari Shree Vidyalayam, the school that is a part of the Chettinad Management on the 20th and 21st November, 2006. Katha showcased its vast array of titles for children, throwing into brilliance stories written by contemporary Indian authors; folk-tales and fiction from the far-reaching Northeast.

Katha has always believed in bringing the pleasures of story-telling and fiction-appreciation to our children; with this in mind, they also organized "The Katha Review Contest 2006" in which prizes and certificates were bagged by eight enterprising students who combined creativity and appreciation in their book reviews. Katha also sponsored a "Meet the Author" session, where translator/writer Mira Naik, a resident of Besant Nagar, whose story forms part of Katha's Young Adult Fiction Collection, interacted with students of varying age groups. Children had a great time quizzing her about her own writing experiences, and tips about writing.

In a land where Noddy and Pinocchio and Cinderella were firmly rooted, India's beautiful fables and writers have finally taken center-stage.


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