The Story and the Song

The Story and the Song

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What happens to stories that don't get told and songs that don't get sung? Parvathi knows a story and a song, and keeps them to herself. But they are determined to escape! This folk tale is charmingly retold by Manasi Subramaniam and painted with intricate detail by Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198 x 224 x 5mm | 159g
  • Chennai, India
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 8181902734
  • 9788181902733
  • 3,046,123

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This title won the "Best Illustrated Book for Children" in Comic Con India 2014. "Many of us have fond childhood memories of bedtime stories from a grandmother, vivid in a way that only childhood memories can be. With books like the ones available on Karadi Tales, it is more likely that another generation of children will have fond memories that are closer to grandma's home." - India Currents
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About Manasi Subramaniam

Manasi Subramaniam is a writer based in Chennai and is the editor at Karadi Tales. She is an MA in Literature and a former recipient of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association short fiction prize for Asia. She reads incessantly and is always on the look-out for powerful, authentic stories. She has written for Karadi Tales and other publications. Travelling is her first love.
Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan studied Visual Communication from PSG College of Arts, Coimbatore and Animation Film Design at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. As a student of animation, she made a hand-drawn animation film based on the folk-tale 'A Story and a Song'. Her areas of interest include writing short-stories and small graphic novels for children and studying Indian aesthetics, Film theory and Art history in general. She has co-written the screenplay of the feature film 'Nainsukh' (2010), based on the 18th century Pahari Master painter of the same name. She is currently involved in making a children's book based on a set of Pahari miniatures of the 18th century narrating the story of Nala and Damayanti and also working on a series of articles on Cinema.
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14 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 64% (9)
4 21% (3)
3 7% (1)
2 7% (1)
1 0% (0)
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