Friday, January 11, 2013

The Pratham Books 2013 calendar is here!


Every time you open a book, you set foot into a brand new world. Words beckon you. Pictures invite you to stay and visit for a while. Characters speak to you, and to each other. And suddenly, without being quite aware of it, you are a part of the world of the book.

Some books take us to places we’ve never seen. Others, to different times. But each one takes us away from our immediate surroundings, and plunges us into a new world.

This calendar, therefore, works much like the books we make at Pratham Books. With the turn of every page, a new world opens up – to invite, enrich, and delight the adventurer in each one of us.

Discover Tawang, Kutch, Sunderbans, Ladakh, Andamans, Gopalpur, Wayanand, Kolhapur, Meghalaya, Bastar, Hampi, Jaisalmer.

Join us in this year-long journey across India, stopping to learn a little, taste a bit, and sample a few new and unique experiences.



For a sneak preview : click here

This calendar also features stories spun by children during the Pratham Books “My Year of Discovery” campaign. Some of these stories were created at a story-writing workshop conducted at Mantri Square, Bangalore, while others were entered online from various places across India. Winners are Tanay A. Patani, Ashwath Krishna, Nidhi Rambia, B Arun, Anagha Rao, Kimberly Roy, R Pranesh, Janini Balaji, Shreya Gupta, Shaswat Nair, Neha R, Soundarya R.

This gorgeous calendar was created by Sangeeta Velegar (concept), Soumya Menon (illustrations) and Tony Jose(design).

What’s more, all proceeds from the calendar sale will be used to buy books for Pratham Books Champions’ (read more about them here), who in turn will spread the joy of reading to children in their communities. Your gesture will thus bring us closer towards our mission of putting “a book in every child’s hand”!

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