The storyline revolves around the evil Asura, Tobakachi, who wishes to conquer India by spreading the attack of the deadly Coronavirus. (Photo Credit: Katha)
India is under a 21-day lockdown as part of the effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. The lockdown is particularly tough on children as they have to spend all their time inside. In these tumultuous times, Katha – an organization that has been creating reader leaders, since 1988 – has released an e-book titled “The Mystery Of The Missing Soap”.
This e-book is an amalgamation of creativity and purpose. It informs as well as entertains children. The e-book aims to encourage children to understand, in their language, the essentials of hygiene and health, necessary to overcome the current challenges.
The storyline revolves around the evil Asura, Tobakachi, who wishes to conquer India by spreading the attack of the deadly Coronavirus. The e-book serves as an exciting guide for children to know how to protect themselves from the pandemic. It educates about ‘dos and donts’ related to the pandemic.
The e-book is, currently, available in English, Hindi and Tamil. The Marathi, and Assamese versions will be available in due course. The e-book will be soon available at a nominal price on Amazon Kindle. However, the books can also be read for free on https://books.katha.org/e-books/
According to Geeta Dharmarajan, the Founder of Katha, the idea behind the e-book is to reach out to everyone, including children from low-income communities. Hence, anybody can read the book for free.
Dharmarajan, a Padma Shri winner for her work in literature and education, is one of the contributors. The other contributors are journalist and writer TR Vivek, renowned illustrator, painter, and animation filmmaker Suddhasattwa Basu and award-winning illustrator Charbak Dipta.