Bilingual Books for Children

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By: Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana

Book 1

1. Cinderella (English & Hindi)- New Delhi: Star Publications, 2013.
Cinderella is a story of a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. This folktale embodies a myth-element of unjust oppression and a triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. First time this story has been produced in bilingual format in Indian languages like Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati, Bangali etc. Hindi translation by Tulika Chatrath is beautifully presented with full-page color illustrations.
2. Jack and the Beanstalk (English- Punjabi) New Delhi: Star Publications, 2013.
This is the story of a young boy living with his widowed mother in a tiny house. Their only means of small income is a cow. When this cow stops giving milk one morning, Jack is sent to the market to sell it. On the way to the market he meets an old man who offers to give him tiny, little magic beans in exchange for the big, healthy cow. Jack takes the beans but when he arrives home without money, his mother becomes furious and throws the beans out the window and sends Jack to bed without supper.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a British fairy tale, and its Punjabi translation is produced by Languagetron that is beautifully presented with full-page color illustration

 

Book 33. Hindu Baby Names- by Ashok Kaushik. Delhi, Star Publications.
This book presents 2100 Hindu names and their meanings in Hindi as well as in English. This collection will suggest meaningful, simple and impressive names for both genders. Many of the names are equally suitable for both boys and girls, just by making certain variations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book 44. Yoga for Children- by Swati Chanchani-
This book provides a complete guide for parents and teachers on introducing yoga creatively to children. Each Yoga posture is explained through photographs, drawings and detailed instructions with figures illustrating several stages in performing the posture. It also includes many stories and tales bringing out the quality of, and inspiration for, the postures.

Reviewed By: Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana
Associate Professor Emeritus (University of Illinois, USA)
To find out more about these books write to Dr. Chilana at info@indiabookworld.ca