New Delhi, 28 April 2020 – Katha has been ‘in story’ since 1988. For nearly three decades, Kathakaar, the children’s publishing programme at Katha, has been harnessing the power of stories to spark curiosity and compassion in children across the world. Using engaging visuals and imaginative narrations, Katha’s children’s books offer ways of exploring similarities and differences existing in our world, and lead young minds to think, ask, discuss and debate the issues that touch their lives. Every Katha book is designed to open children’s hearts and minds, and to encourage little people of our world make big differences!
Not only do books serve as one’s best friend, but also as food for the mind and soul, especially in these rather challenging COVID 19 times. With the lockdown in progress, parents stand in growing need of engaging their children in a manner that stimulates self-discovery, and not just mere reading. Children, on the other hand, wish to enjoy the journey of reading. Katha’s books serve as a catalyst for encouraging learning through reading, while making it a journey of retrospection, introspection, unlearning and relearning – a unique experience in its own right.
With hard copies not being readily available in today’s lockdown scenario, select books from our Katha selection have been made available on Kindle; though the medium has changed, the joy of experiencing the book is guaranteed to be the same.
We have 15 titles on Kindle so far: https://books.katha.org/kindle-e-books/
Says Geeta Dharmarajan, Founder, Katha: “Katha believes that books play a very crucial role in everyone’s life. In our endeavour to ensure that reading remains an integral part of the lives of our future decision makers, and preserve the essence of reading for fun and for meaning, Katha’s basket of books of many hues, colours and textures, continues to strengthen reading for fun and meaning with books, even in today’s challenging times. The objective remains to empower children to forge ahead on their way to reading and learning, whilst mastering the challenges of today, and shaping the world of tomorrow.”
Katha’s books, with their high-quality content, design and layout that match the learning needs of children, bring the best of India’s 2000 years of literary heritage, from the classical to the contemporary, for shared and guided reading.