Taking stories to children in the Kashmir Valley
New Delhi: Stories of colourful butterflies, big bears, wicked witches and merciful angels -vibrant fiction from various parts of the country is now being translated into Kashmiri language to reach children from the Valley according to the National Book Trust.
"Children in the Valley want to read stories by authors from various parts of the country and want to know what someone sitting in say Kerala or Andhra Pradesh is reading," NBT Director MA Sikandar told.
Also, the NBT in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir state government has also been conducting workshops for children in the Kashmir Valley, bringing out narratives from storytellers among them, to ignite ingenuity among the young generation in the conflict-torn region.
A recently set up Kashmiri Advisory Panel comprising of experts in the language from Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi have taken the initiative to generate fiction from local authors too.
"There is a lack of initiatives in the publication of books in Kashmiri. We are trying to create that initiative with the help of the state government," Sikandar said.
He said youth in the valley can read Urdu, Hindi and English, but there are efforts being made to make books of other languages available to them in translation.
"Kashmiri children`s literature was not given too much attention earlier. Since authors from the Valley have started to be recognised for their work, more and more writers have emerged," said senior author Gulam Nabi Atish.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Man beheads wife; roams on streets with severed head in Pune
- Greater Noida women blames UP police for stripping off their clothes
- Vladimir Putin's attack on ISIS making America and NATO nations uneasy?
- I believe this election will punish the old govts that spoiled Bihar, says PM Modi
- DNA: 50-lane traffic jam in China during national holiday
- Man beheads wife over suspicion of illicit relationship, walks on road with her head
- Why CBI is worried about Indian men’s lust for violent porn
- Bihar polls: Two surveys predict majority for Grand Alliance, one give edge to NDA
- Grand Alliance set to win Bihar election: Survey
- Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity orphanages to be derecognised?