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Thirteen Loops: Tales from Kalahandi

Longlisted | Book Awards 2021 | Writings for Young Adults

Thirteen Loops: Tales from Kalahandi

Full Title: Thirteen Loops: Tales from Kalahandi

Author: Gauri Parasher Joshi
Publisher: LiFi Publications

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

Where there is a forest, there must be adventure. There must be little feet with minds like Hummingbirds, ever on the move. There must be pug marks that bring to mind stripes of fire and night that once ruled the jungle. The Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi district of Odisha brims with the munificence of Nature as bubbling streams criss-cross a friendly gradient and lush, rolling hills smile with yellow mustard, warm like the sun. Come explore the wilds and villages of this ancient land through thirteen tales and let them awaken your bond with Nature.

About the Author: 

The author is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service and has served in Odisha where she initiated projects like Tulika to nudge tribal youth to hone their skills in traditional art and brought out a pictorial book called Banasthali to draw attention to the natural and cultural treasures of Kalahandi district. She has also worked in Haryana where she conceptualised and executed pilot projects like the Arogyam motorbike ambulance and Kalam Express - a school-on-wheels for children with special needs in addition to authoring a pictorial book called Jind - Flowing Waters, Forgotten History.

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