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Epics to read to your children
Reviewed in India on 11 October 2019
The book two-epics-in-one comprises of
1. The boys who fought - Mahabharata
2. The Girl who chose - Ramayana
The book is written by Devdutt Pattanaik, aiming at children. The writing style is very crisp and short as each of the stories take not more than 100+ pages all filled with big fonts and illustrations.
1. It is a simple, easy read for kids who can finish reading both the stories in one go.
2. The illustrations are catchy with few monologues.
3. The dialog Boxes give additional factual informations about the epics.
4. These kind of books encourage an interest in Indian mythology and epics.
5. The flip format makes it interesting for kids
6. I personally liked reading the Mahabharata story. Ramayana could have been implored more!
1. Epics or mythologies when written in a crisp format loose the essence of it and as a reader I could feel it in Ramayana.
2. Although the crisp reads gives you the gist of the epics as a whole, there are many small stories that have important message to mankind.
3. As an adult, having read and seen Ramayana and Mahabharata, this book scores less for me.
Nevertheless, I think the book caters to children who prefer to read things in a jiffy while conveying the messages in these epics. One can buy this book if you like mythology and add it to their Devdutt Collections.