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The Gita For Children Kindle Edition
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- File size : 4527 KB
- ASIN : B0128BJ4OG
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Hachette India (5 August 2015)
- Print length : 266 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,989 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Now comes the interesting part , my son(10 years) has almost finished it and said today , " Mumma at places , it makes me cry " . And i without reading it my own , felt so good about my decision to give him this book . It's so grasping , that my son took it school to too to read it in his free period . Thanks to the writer for making it so easy for me . Go for it !!
This book contains many other things like
10 avtaars of Vishnu
12 names of Krishna
12 names of Arjuna
seven ages of man
12 months of Hindu calenders
Sattvik diet list..
I believe its suitable fr age 20 and above.. title should have been renamed to 'Gita for teems'
Overall it's good fr a beginner to introduce them to Gita. Quality of print and pages is not that bad. .. nothing new has been added. I found sudha murthys books more appealing..
My children themselves were uncomfortable with some of the language and tone and esp. questioned why the author refers to parents in such a degrading manner. And it keeps coming page after page right from chapter one.
It's now sitting around unfinished and is destined for the 'raddiwallah'. We don't even want to donate this to anyone.
This is the second of the authors books we ordered together. There is definitely an issue with her working style.
• Three Last Things describes Upanishads as “believed to be revelations”. The right description is Upanishads are deep philosophy written by Rishis and Rishikas. It is wrong to call them revelations. (Also, pg179). Similarly, Vedas - revelations (Pg130).
• There are some wrong English translations – (pg29) Atman is not soul. In fact, the description on page 30 is exactly the reason why Atman is not soul. You might want to refer to the book Being Different and other material/YouTube videos of Rajiv Malhotra to understand the difference between Sanskrit words and English words. Similarly (pg43) karma can’t be translated as work. (pg55) Paap vs sin, (pg224) charity vs daan, (pg252) Saint vs Sant. Using English one-word translations gives out a wrong meaning.
• (pg242) “follow the scriptures” – the word scriptures can’t be used for Hindu teachings; it is specifically related to Bible and structure of Hinduism is not like Christianity. So, gives out a wrong meaning.
• I wish the author would have refrained from using adjectives like “cranky grandparents” (pg40), “penny pinching parents” (pg214) as readers have impressionable minds.
• There are lot of non-Indian examples used. Indian civilization is more than 80,000 years old, so we should have a lot of Indian role models for our children instead of Batman, Madam Curie, Albanian nun, Rudyard Kipling, Harry potter, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Shakespeare, Fuchsia, Neymar, Pele, Santa Claus, and definitely not the blonde blue eyed cheerleader!
• (pg98) It is good to give examples related to kids’ daily life, but it would have been good to mention that concepts like tapa, etc. have a much higher meaning.
• (pg101) Hanuman should be called Hanuman rather than “monkey god”.
• (pg194) Flip channels on TV sounds like a bad advice.
• (pg83) “most religions in the world preach that all creatures are equal” – author might want to stop making such false claims as most religions clearly say that those who don’t follow the same sect of religion as they do, are inferior to them. Also animals and nature are considered inferior to human beings by them and hence we have reached this state of environment today.
• (pg135) “All He need is love” – it is wrong to give a gender as per Hinduism or Gita itself. Similarly, (pg175) describes Knower as male gender.
• There are a lot of places where author sounds like she is a non-Hindu non-Indian explaining Hinduism in some foreign land. This will make kids (readers) think Hindus as some aliens rather than thinking of themselves or their ancestors. When you write about Gita, it is obvious that you are explaining concepts from Hinduism, don’t need to keep reminding that on every other page. E.g. (pg27) “In the Gita, which is the holy book of Hindus”, (pg32) “what the Hindus call reincarnation – the process by which they believe”, (pg42) “many Hindus will be able to quote”, (pg61) “according to the Hindus, Krishna is absolutely a God”, (pg62) “The Hindus believe that God isn’t someone or something that lives outside of us. God they say lives within us”, (pg65) “in some Hindu traditions”, (pg122) – “acc to Hindu mythology”, (Pg132) “Hinduism believes”, (pg142) "devaloka, abode of Hindu gods", (pg216) “Hindus believe”, (pg190) “Hindus believe” could be written as “Gita says”, (pg218) “according to the Hindus” could be written as “as per Hinduism”.
• Book does not give any email id or website where readers can send feedback.
Of course, there are a lot of other nice aspects to the book. You need to buy the book for kids who are going to English medium schools and being raised in a westernized way and who have no idea about basic things in Hinduism. I appreciate the efforts it must have taken to explain the high level of philosophy and its importance in daily life to children.