The woodcutter of Gura set out to chop-chop-chop wood one day. He climbed up a tree, perched himself on a branch and began cutting. The village priest who was passing by warned him that if he cut the very branch he was sitting on, he would surely fall down and die. Find out what the woodcutter did in this hilarious tale from enchanting Ethiopia.
Story written by Veena Seshadri, illustrated by Greystroke, published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.
Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande (fondly known as Pu La) - today 8th November is his 98th birth anniversary.
We have grown up reading his witty, still thought provoking books. Big thank you to Pu La and to my parents who made his literature available for us. His books list is endless - Batatyachi chaal, Vyakti ani Valli, Gangot, Asa mi Asami, Mhais, Gun Gain Avadi, Jave tyanchya Desha, Vangachitre... List goes on.
Salute ani namaskar Pu la Aajoba. Shatashah Dhanyawad.