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Tales from the Himalayas

Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Writings/ Picture Books for Children

Tales from the Himalayas

Full Title: Tales from the Himalayas

Author: Priyanka Pradhan
Publisher: Rupa Publications

Award Category: Writings/ Picture Books for Children
About the Book: 

Award-winning writer Priyanka Pradhan takes you on a journey into the Himalayas through its stories. You’ll find tales of snow leopards and mountain ghouls, bagpiping girls and itchy herbs, and stories even as old as 500 years! See the beautiful state of Uttarakhand, resplendent in its colourful customs and traditional costumes, taste the sweet-sour wild berries, feel the chilly autumn wind on your skin and smell the musky pine forests, in seventeen stories. Welcome to the mountains.


About the Author: 

Priyanka Pradhan has been a journalist since 2006, having reported on business news television channels in Mumbai (CNBC and Economic Times Now) and has written for newspapers and magazines such as The Economic Times and Bloomberg Businessweek.

She also covered travel and lifestyle for several international magazines such as The New York Times Style Magazine (UAE and Qatar editions), Conde Nast Traveller, (India and Middle East editions), Harper’s Bazaar (Middle East), Sorbet Magazine (Europe) and DestinAsian Magazine (Indonesia), among others.

She is the recipient of the ‘Ruskin Bond Promising Writer Award 2019’ at the Dehradun Literature Festival, held in October 2019. She was also runner-up for the Montegrappa Writing Prize 2020 at the Emirates Literature Festival in the UAE, for a short story called, ‘Postcard’, which is part of this book.


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