By Pat Pinsent
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The 1st paintings of its style, this bibliography examines literature for children in regards to the Indian subcontinent and linked parts: Bangladesh; the Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet; India; Pakistan; and Sri Lanka. Meena Khorana offers the twin viewpoint of authors local to the quarter in addition to non-native authors, typically western, and her publication displays the wealthy folklore and conventional tradition of the subcontinent, its checkered historical past of civilizations and colonizations, and post-independence efforts to foster delight in traditions and stimulate self assurance for dealing with smooth demanding situations.
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