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Mara Sharir Ne Sambhlo (Listen to My Body) - Gujarati Story {Pratham Books}

Each of us has a wonderful body. But have you ever listened to what it tells you?

Story written by Rohini Nilekani, translated into Gujarati by Kalpana Palkhiwala and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.




Keleech Kelee (Too Many Bananas) - Marathi Story {Pratham Books}

No one wanted to buy the sweet bananas that Sringeri Srinivas grew on his farm. Find out what he did with them in this cute story.

Written by Rohini Nilekani, translated into Marathi by Utkarsha Manish and published by Pratham Books, Narrated by Asawari Doshi.



Taaron ke Niche Taara (Tara Finds Her Stars) - Hindi Story {Pratham Books}

Do you like sleeping under the stars? Tara does! Join her as she makes an exciting journey.

Story written by Mala Kumar & Manisha Chaudhry, translated into Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.





Mehnat ka Mantra (The Magic Powder - A Folktale from Myanmar) - Hindi Story {Pratham Books}

Once upon a time, in a little village on the banks of the Irrawaddy river, there lived a young woman called Thuza. She was very happily married to handsome young Theingi. But there was one problem that nagged Thuza – her husband believed he would find a way to turn dirt into Gold! Did he succeed? Read this delightful tale from Myanmar to find out.

Story written by Greystroke, translated into Hindi by Shobhit Mahajan, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.



Kavalyane Natalaganna Bolavle (The Generous Crow)- Marathi Story {Pratham Books}

The crow is not beautiful. He can neither sing as sweetly as a cuckoo nor dance as gracefully as a peacock. But he has one unique quality that we can all learn from. Read the book to find out what it is!

Story written by Venkatramana Gowda, translated in Marathi by Divaspathy Hegde (Pratham Mumbai Team),published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.



Teen Rade (Wailers Three - A Folktale From China)- Marathi Story {Pratham Books}

Mrs. Chang gets a letter from her son one day. She asks Warrior Wen to read it out to her. One look at the letter and Warrior Wen bursts into tears. Very soon, Mrs.Chang starts bawling. Next, Peddlar Peng, who is passing, by joins the sobbing duo. What has happened to Mrs. Chang's son? Find out for yourself in this delightful folktale from China?

Story written by Greystroke, translated in Marathi by Utkarsha Manish and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.


Zanele Situ Maari Kahani (Zanele Situ: My Story) - Gujarati Story {Pratham Books}

As a young girl Zanele Situ was told that she would never walk again. Being in a wheelchair did not stop her. She worked and trained hard and became a winning athlete on the world stage. This is her story…

Written by Andy Thesen, Jesse Breytenbach, Liz Sparg and published by Pratham Books. Translated in Gujarati by Riddhi Nath. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.



Uunt Chala Bhai Uunt Chala (Here Comes the Camel and Other Poems)- Hindi Kavita {Pratham Books}

Prayag Shukla's poems in Hindi have enchanted young and old alike. This collection of poems brings the joy of his writing. Siraj Saxena's innovative artwork adds to the appeal of this classic collection.


Poems by Prayag Shukla and Published by Pratham Books. Read by Asawari Doshi



Goshtinche Shahar (City of Stories) - Marathi Story {Pratham Books}

One small girl loves to listen stories.But in a big town, nobody has a time to tell story to her. Then on one fine day, one Tai (Didi) comes to her school and they both together spreads the waves in the city about story-telling. Enjoy this fictional story of Story Town and take a ride in the ocean of these stories !!!!

Story Written by Rukmini Banerjee, translated into Marathi by Madhav Chavan and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.




Kakana Laganma Chalya (Going to a Wedding) - Gujarati Story {Pratham Books}

A small girl is describing the fun she had and her observations, when she is waiting for train on the railway station with her family. They all are set to go to another town for her uncle's wedding. Let's see through eyes what all she saw, enjoyed..

Original Story written by Rukmini Banerjee, translated into Gujarati by Veena Bhachech, Illustrated by Santosh Pujari and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

Storyweaver link: https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/536-kakana-lagnama-chalyan

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Tak Tak (Tok Tok) - Hindi Kahani {Pratham Books}

A big Foody and a bit of a "Tubelight" King of Sonapur, is disturbed by some mysterious sound coming from his palace. After all, what was the source of that mysterious sound??

A suspense Hindi story - originally written by Vidya Pradhan, translated into Hindi by Madhubala Joshi, Illustrated by Reshma Barve, and published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kevdha Ha Gongaat (Too much noise) - Marathi Story {Pratham Books}

Sringeri Srinivas, the loveable farmer with very long hair, has to take his cows along the new highway, to the cattle fair. Our farmer finds the noise just too much!

Original Story written by Rohini Nilekani, illustrated by Angie & Upesh, translated into Marathi by Mukund Taksale and published by Pratham Books.Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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Kakuche Baal - Jui Aunty's baby (Marathi) {Pratham Books}

Anu, a little girl, accompanies her mother to see an infant baby. She gets irritated when her mom and her aunt seem to be too focussed only on the baby.
A Marathi narration of a fantastic story written and illustrated by Madhuri Purandare and published by Pratham Books on their Storyweaver platform. Narrated by Asawari Doshi. Storyweaver link: https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/77-kakuche-bal Our website: http://www.booksthatspeak.com/ Listen to the podcast: iTunes : http://apple.co/2fVfELt Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/books-that-speak Player.fm: https://player.fm/series/books-that-speak-childrens-stories-in-marathi-hindi-and-gujarati SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/booksthatspeak Watch Videos: YouTube: http://bit.ly/2x4LIGX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksThatSpeakPage/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/booksthatspeak
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