While colouring books are the new buzz in publishing, Tulika came out with its series as far back as 1997! Popular from the start, the existing books have been into several reprints. More are on the anvil – imaginative, out-of-the-box concepts spanning fiction as well as non-fiction. So watch this space!
From up high, where the Himalayas seem to touch the sky, Ganga tumbles down clean and clear. Giving life to King Sagara’s 60,000 sons as well as to everything in her path, she is as special to mythology as to the people who live by her. Why then do we continue to dirty her waters?
Trained to be king from the time he was 12 years old, Tipu was a bold and fearless boy – no wonder, then, that he chose the tiger for a mascot! Here’s a tale of how this Tiger of Mysuru challenged the growing might of the British in the late 18th century.
This river jumps out of a horse’s mouth all set for adventure! He pierces through forbidding mountain ranges and races down from Tibet through northeastern India. Changing form and name as he rushes along, the mighty ‘son of Brahma’ connects an incredible mix of people, places and ways of life.
Manu was always different. Unlike other girls of her time, she went to school, learnt to ride and shoot. Later, as Rani Lakshmibai, she bravely told the British, “I will not give up Jhansi!” And it is Rani of Jhansi fighting on horseback that is still the most inspiring image of India’s First War of Independence in 1857.
Much before people lived together along the Indus or Ganga, the Narmada valley was humming with activity – it was, and still is, home to many tribes of the ‘earliest settlers’, the Adivasis. Now, big dams across the playful, unfettered river threaten to disturb the lives of those around it.
A battle over salt? Yes, fought the Gandhi way! What guns and soldiers could not do, he did simply, quietly and non-violently, just by picking up a lump of salt. Follow Gandhiji’s famous march to Dandi to see the brilliant strategy that made the British give in and the world take notice.
Springing up in the Brahmagiri Mountains of Karnataka and joining the sea in Tamil Nadu, the Kaveri – or Ponni, the ‘golden’ giver of prosperity – was born to be shared by both these lands. That’s what most legends and stories say about her, that a river belongs to all who live by her.
“At the stroke of the midnight hour... India will awake to life and freedom,” declared Nehru the night before Independence. But along with joy, there was also the trauma of Partition... Children’s voices from all over the country capture different shades of that momentous time in India’s history.