Here, there, everywhere – that’s where you’ll find our travelling children’s bookshop! Here are a few photos from Kathavana Children’s Literature Festival, organized by the Azim Premji University between 9 and 11 September 2015. This was Funky Rainbow’s third outing at Kathavana and we particularly love being part of the festival because it gives us an opportunity to showcase our wide collection of children’s books in Hindi, Kannada and other Indian languages.
As part of the festival, Funky Rainbow’s Vidya Mani was invited by the University to address students of Literacy Pedagogy. Drawing from a career spanning over two decades in children’s publishing, she gave them a broad overview of interesting developments in Indian children’s literature, with a special focus on books published in English.
Kathavana was the venue for Bookalore’s event in September. And what a jumbo package it was, with stories galore in Kannada and English, by five authors and storytellers! With Roopa Pai, Trupti Srikanth, Lekha Naidu, Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj and Arun Kumar in action at the Bookalore stall, it turned out to be one fabulous fun-filled day for both children and adults! We’ll let our photos tell you the rest of the story :-)
All in all, it was a splendid day out for us!