I received Ganesh, a book by Subhadra Sen Gupta illustrated by Tapas Guha as a review copy by the publisher. I would like to thank Rizwan Khan and Rupa Publications for providing me with a copy of the book.
About the Book
Meet Ganesh, the potbellied elephant-headed god, always accompanied by his faithful assistant, the rat. Known as the remover of obstacles, he is prayed to before every new beginning. But do you know why Ganesh has an elephant’s head? Or why he has only one tusk? And what is his connection with the waxing and waning of the moon? In this fun retelling of the most popular stories associated with Ganesh, find the answers to these questions and more. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations that bring the stories alive, this book will appeal to every child and the child in all adults.
The book is a collection of short stories on Ganesha, from how he got the elephant head, his love for books, why he has one tusk and his connection with the moon. The author has written the book in very simple English that even a small child with the basic knowledge of English would be able to understand the book when read aloud to and for those children who can read the book, I don’t think they would require anyone to explain anything to them as the author has explained everything very well.
The cover is beautiful and the illustrations, self explanatory.
A must read book for all, children and adults alike.
This book prompts me to pick up more books ny the author.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.