Bachpan (Childhood) : The Gift of God

R.N. Kogata and Lalita Kogata, D.K. Printworld, 2011, Pbk, 28 p, ISBN : 9788124605967, $15.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Bachpan (Childhood) : The Gift of God

In the life of a human being the most sweet and memorable part is its childhood, say from its second year till its seventh or eighth. During this time the child is very innocent, full of life, playful has no responsibility or worry and when in fear or pain it calls its mother and she is there every ready to protect it. It understands no restriction and has freedom to go and talk to anybody in the house. It does not know how to hate anyone in fact it is like the manifestation of the ever gracious divinity in the world. A child is loved respecpted and even adored.

This book is small attempt to express the love, affection and feelings towards children. In Hindu Pantheon the only divine family having children is that of Shiva and Parvati or Uma. Through pleasing illustrations, another made for each other couple the Kogatas have touched upon the various facets in the life of the divine children Ganesha and Karttikeya together with their doting parent. The delightful verses add sweetness and charm to the book.

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