The Story of Divaali by Jatinda Verma


The Story of Divaali by Jatinda Verma

The Story of Divaali is a beautiful rendition of The Ramayana, an age-old Hindu tale which has been passed down over centuries. The story tells of the young prince Rama who, with the love of his wife, Princess Sita, the loyalty of his younger brother Lakshmana and the bravery of the Monkey God Hanuman, overcomes the forces of darkness. Out of his triumph, Divaali, the Indian festival of lights, is born.

About the Author

Born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Jatinder Verma grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and migrated to Britain in 1968 as part of the Kenyan Exodus. He now lives in Surrey. In 1977 Jatinder co-founded Tara Arts - the first Asian theatre company to be set up in Britain. He has also written and presented a variety of documentaries for television and radio. Nilesh Mistry was born in Bombay and moved to London in 1975. He studied illustration at Harrow School of Art and Central St. Martin's School of Art, and went on to work for various animation companies, before becoming a freelance illustrator. This is his third title for Barefoot Books, joining Stories from the Silk Road (1-901223-21-3) and The Seven Wise Princesses (1-84148-021-5).

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40 pages


Jatinda Verma
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Publication date

30th August 2004



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