Pratham Books invites you to the launch of our first set of ten bilingual books and four story cards in tribal languages – Saura, Munda, Kui and Juanga.
Using Odia script, they are charming stories for readers drawn from the rich oral tradition of these languages. The illustrations use tribal art with a contemporary twist.
The books will be launched by Padmashri Prof D. P. Pattanayak (eminent linguist, educationist and former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore).
Do join us for a morning of talk and play.
Time and date
11am, 27th June, 2014
Bakul Foundation, 16 Satyanagar
Purnendu Kabi +91 9990444437
Details of the event
- 11.15am – Book Release by Padmashri Prof. D. P. Pattnayak (Former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages)
- 11.20am – Bilingual panel discussion on ‘Democratizing the joy of reading for all children: A case for books in tribal languages.’ Panelists – Ms Dharitri Patnaik (BvLF), Dr AB Ota (IAS), Mr Subir Shukla
- 11.30-12.30pm Storytelling for children by tribal language storytellers
- 12.30 pm Refreshments
(All the tribal language books are going to be donated to selected organizations that work in Odisha. If you work with kids/schools in Odisha, please get in touch with us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org)