Reviews on Amazon
July 2, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: An engaging deep dive into history A very engaging history lesson that uses historical fiction to great effect. Beautifully laid out, colourful, it’s one of the few books, which actually covers different ages, locales, and strata of society. It manages to include the historical facts in the section “Unbox the past: learn the history hidden in the story” and compels the reader into actively questioning the world around them in “Connect the story with the world around you”. It’s meant for children but adults, too, will find it a lively read.
May 28, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: Excellent read Lovely stories and very well written
February 25, 2021.
Tracing Roots: Surely one of the finest books to take kids close to flora Its a great book. It offers a perfect platform for kids to understand and develop their interest in trees.Short and delightful stories presented with interesting facts makes the ideal combination to convey the concepts to kids. Full credit to both author and illustrator
February 22, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: History presented in an innovative way “A children’s book is by-default everyone’s book”.Enjoyed reading the book. Commendable effort to present history in a different way other than simply as Kings,Wars,Dynasties and their dates. Book does justice to its theme and kids would definitely find history encouraging to read when presented in such innovative ways.Hope this turns out to be a kind of series and more books coming in future
January 15, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: Must read for kids Of Revolutionaries And Bravehearts written by Mallika Ravikumar and illustrated by Sai Mandlik is a children’s historical fiction novel which talks about eight different stories of our Indian history and past.It talks about different stories and takes us on a journey of different places all the way from Pandharpur, Bareilly, Assam, Mahabalipuram, Scotland, Surat, etc.I liked how the book helps us understand and connect the dots with the today’s world. It talks about the Jallianwala Bagh, India Gate, and other important monuments as well as important movements like The Quit India Movement, etc.I would really recommend every parent to make their children read about Indian History beyond the educational textbooks. This book will be a good start to help them read stories and also understand some facts about our glorious past.
January 14, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: Very lovely book It was a very very good book my most favorite story was the saint of pandhanpur story and it was a great story and my favourite character was Aruna. I totally love this book
Dr Dinesh Kabra
January 14, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: Amazing book which serves History in form of interesting stories ; for young minds as well adults Its an amazing book.Though the writer says ten plus my nine year old was hooked to it as well. They are simple stories with deeper understanding . They tell the history of the times with facts served beautifully and characters weaved in.My kid who has been introduced to freedom movement recently found it so exciting and was engrossed. History had been made interesting for him by the book.I was also equally entertained by the stories but for me there was much to understand between the lines. To understand how far we have come when we were fighting for freedom and what we have lost and what we have embraced. How the times and values have changed.A must read for students as well adults who love to learn all through life and who might not have been taught the history the way it should have been.
January 11, 2021.
Tracing Roots: A loving peek into the amazing world of trees The book takes you on an awe-inspiring journey into the world of trees through cute, heart-warming stories from across cultures. A great starting point for kids to explore the flora around them and take interest in their well being. The story-telling, the illustrations and the colour schemes are tops. Grab a copy and let the magic happen!
January 10, 2021.
Of Revolutionaries and Bravehearts: Notable Tales from Indian History: Finding Meaning in Our Past: History isn’t only about events and dates. This book presents history in a very interesting way. Want to know how tea came to Indian shores and many more such lesser known facts from our past? Grab this book and you won’t be disappointed!A great way to present history in the form of stories. Stories about common people and not just kings and dynasties and then connect these stories to historical events and personalities to make them more relatable and thought provoking.
What Readers Say
As a writer, Mallika knows how to be sensitive to the subject yet stay compelling to her readers. She’s honest but not rude; she’s persistent but not invasive; she’s simple but not plain. While keeping the writing easy, she manages to weave intense causes with practical perceptions. Her stories are not just a reflection of the society she works for, they also reflect the sincere person that she’s. And lastly, to an editor, she is perfect because come what may, her stories always meet their deadlines.
Mallika brings out hidden gems from mythology for children. Petu Ganesha is one more beautiful addition to this collection. The story of Ganpati and his curse on Chandrama or the Moon is beautifully narrated in a style that would be fun as well as educative for young readers. The illustrations go well with the narrative that teaches children to be humble and appreciative of others even if their physical characteristics aren't attractive. The story includes anecdotes about Ganesha and the Moon. The whole ensemble is a treat not just for children but adults too.
I would want to thank Mallika for her exceptional summer-camp on Trees, conducted in the beautiful surroundings of the IIT Bombay campus. My 12-year old daughter enjoyed each and every bit of the camp. It gave her a greater understanding of trees, as very small yet significant details were presented in the most exciting way, which built in tons of curiosity. The best part being the stories behind the origin, name, etc. of the trees. This fascinated her and she definitely looks forward to more and more of it.
Mallika has been instrumental in coming forward to take story-telling sessions for children under the umbrella of CaN Story Telling cloud for various schools across the country. Her sessions are well enjoyed and children learn a number of new things and like her style of narration.