Albert Einstein — ‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.’ With this idea in mind octogenarian Ram Mihir Sen released a book on fairy tales named “Nanan Desher Nana Ranger Roopkotha” at Starmark in the presence of Dr. Satyabrata Bhattacharya.
The book Nanan Desher Nana Ranger Roopkotha is a collection of twenty fairy tales from countries like India, Arabia, Austria, Denmark, France, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and Poland. With as many as nineteen of them translated in Bengali for the first time ever, a conscious effort has been made not to include those stories which are already very popular among the Bengali readers. This has been done so as to increase the interest levels of the readers to a great extent in reading the stories in the book.
Speaking at the occasion Ram Mihir Sen said “There is a growing tendency among the children not to read story books-especially those of fairy tales. Even I have seen parents who dislike their children reading such fairy tales. They approve of Harry Potter series but they disapprove of the fairy tales written by the various authors. But I will like to highlight on the fact that reading fairy tales is a good thing in developing the imagination of children. Moreover it helps in development of language too”.
The proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Binapani Ashram, Moldanga in Sriniketan.
Priced at Rs. 150, this will be a good gift for your children and also help in enhancing the literary skills and imagination of the younger audience considerably in the long run.