Lights for the Blue Prince - A story of Diwali | Soumya S Ayer
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Lights for the Blue Prince - A story of Diwali
Soumya S Ayer

This is the story of Prince Rama, the Blue One, and the heroic effort to rescue his beautiful wife from the clutches of the evil ten-headed king, Ravana. The story of Prince Rama, a jewel among men, is a popular tale that has been retold since ancient times. It is said to bring blessings on those who listen to it. It is one of the many legends associated with the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. From simple shadows cast on a cave wall to elaborate shadow puppetry, man has tried to tame shadows to tell a tale. This book has been inspired by shadow puppet theatre, an ancient form of storytelling, and incorporates the use of traditional Indian shadow puppets and silhouettes to tell the story.

US $12 ISBN: 978-81-8462-115-0
Author Information :

Soumya S Ayer believes storytelling has the power to reveal human interconnectedness. When she isn't writing she volunteers as a docent with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. Her first book, Krishna, The Cowherd Prince, is based on the stories around Krishna's childhood. This was followed by Dashavatar, another title for children, a collection of stories that revolve around the ten incarnations of Vishnu.

About the Illustrator :

Ito Corrado started out taking pictures of her own children and felt she simply could not capture their true expressions as she saw them no matter what she did. The frustration led to a long, meandering, but immensely gratifying exploration of photography and all things beautiful. Now she continues the journey as a portrait photographer of children and their families. This book marks her debut in the field of shadow photography.

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