Fantasy Children’s Book in Kolkata Book Stores
Tollywood actress Koneenica Banerjee and author Indranil Sanyal were present at the book release of “Dreaming in Kolkata and Channel Islands”. The author of the book is ex-journalist and captive wildlife researcher, Shubhobroto Ghosh.
The book has a foreword by Jane Goodall. The book is written on the basis of the experiences of the writer on checking zoos in North East India and also the time spent at Gerald Durrell’s Jersey Zoo. The book asks for compassion for all kinds of creatures. The book also showcases the cultural clashes between the West and the East through the eyes of a young student. It also shows the status of a child in the current educational system.
“My friendship with Shubhobroto began due to our mutual love for animals. We all may love animals but unless we understand them, there are chances of misunderstanding them. That will indeed be a wrong thing. Moreover the fantasy element which has been highlighted in this book is something which is getting erased from the lives of the children in recent times. They are becoming too materialistic. We used to read fantasy stories like Thakurmar Jhuli and even now also I dream looking at the clouds. With stories of this kind, the children will again be introduced to the world of fantasy” said actress Koneenica Banerjee.
The book “Dreaming in Kolkata and Channel Islands” is readily available in all the leading book stores all around the city.