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Meet The Woman Who Founded “Bharat Babies,” a Children’s Book Company Centered On Indian Culture

From Black Nerd Problems I loved reading growing up. Arthur and Harry Potter were my jam, but I didn’t have much significant South Asian exposure in terms of literary heroes. Fast-forward about two decades, and I was introduced to Bharat Babies. This company creates children’s books that focus on South Asian — most specifically, Indian — heritage. I was so excited to see a book focused on the Hindu God Ganesha, a well-known and well-loved deity. I totally wish I had age-appropriate books that told cute stories about Lord Ganesha growing up! Their illustrations are so beautiful and endearing, and...

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BOOK REVIEW "HANUMAN AND THE ORANGE SUN"

Hanuman and the Orange sun is the re-telling of a story based on ancient Hindu lore, where Hanuman mistakes the sun for a giant mango. In this versión of the story the protagonist is Harini, a Telugo-American [sic] girl.

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Bharat Babies' Book Collection Ideal Resource to Learn About Indian Heritage

Through bold, vibrant illustrations and vivid stories, publishing company Bharat Babies' diverse collection of books is the ideal resource for parents and educators alike to teach young generations of Indian Americans about their heritage and traditions. 

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Bharat Babies Brings Diversity to Children's Literature

Despite changing demographics in classrooms and communities across the United States, characters in children's books remain unchanged. Publishing company Bharat Babies addresses the need for diversity in children's literature with modern and age-appropriate books about Indian culture and popular folk tales. 

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Passing Our Stories To Kids Abroad

Sometime in 2013, Sailaja Joshi started looking around for books that would introduce Indian mythology to young children. An Indian American living in the Boston area, she was expecting her first child, and wanted her kid to grow up with the mythological stories that she had heard at bedtime from her mother and grandmother.

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