Monday, February 1, 2010

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

Find out why a recipe of kedgeree features in our editor's (Mala Kumar) story about a book we published on Mahatma Gandhi.

A bunch of kids in Kolkata fill up a cycle van of second-hand books and take the van to several rural areas to distribute books, share books and even teach other kids how to read.

Akshar Bharati is an initiative to reach children from rural and underprivileged areas who have the will to learn, to read books and to make a difference in their lives.

Read about the Jaipur Literature festival here and here. Find out why the appetite for books is growing in India. Inkpop is a platform thataims to attract young readers and writers with a combination of community publishing features, user-generated content, and social networking elements. Plunge into your books with Atypyk's Baleine bookmark.

Pratham Books is participating in the World Book Fair being held in Delhi. We are also organizing a read aloud session of our Hindi book “Raja Nang Dhadhanga” on 2nd February 2010 from 10.30-11.30 am.

Prakriti Foundation's annual Tree of Life Festival, takes place from 28th January to 6th February 2010, across different venues in Chennai. Ananya Trust is conducting a puppet festival in Bangalore. The shows will be held on 5th, 6th, 7th and 12th February, 2010.

Kavade was organizing a tournament of traditional games. The tournament is over, but you can still head over to their site to buy some traditional games.

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