Author Jamuna Rangachari has penned several books for children that aim at inculcating spirituality in them while imparting basic knowledge about religion. Her stories are told in a simple, interesting way to keep children’s interest alive in the subjects that are otherwise too complex for children to grasp.
- You have curated a value-addition story series called Teaching Stories. Could you please tell us more about the vision behind this anthology?
Stories are the best way to get across to all, as they are not preachy and a message is conveyed subtly. I felt choosing stories from all regions in the world also puts across a message that we all are indeed one. I honestly feel it is the best way to make human beings more humane. This is what is true spirituality, according to me.
- What inspired you to become a children’s author? Which age group do your books target and why?
Children are a mould that we need to shape properly for the future. This is why I aimed to be a children’s author. The age group I cater to is seven to sixteen as this is the stage where all children are searching to find themselves and form their identity, influenced by many factors.
- What is the relevance of Children’s Day? How should it be celebrated?
Children’s Day is meant to celebrate the innocence and the eagerness of children to explore the world. In my opinion, it could be celebrated with children teaching the adults what to do and what not to do as that would help us understand their true selves and what kind of world we are portraying to them.
It might even make all of us ponder and perhaps create a better world, slowly but steadily as children are purer souls, untainted by greed and vice.