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Telling the Stories of South Asia: A Conversation With Sailaja Joshi of Bharat Babies

Two years ago while pregnant with her first child, Sailaja Joshi was determined to find a set of children’s books that narrated the stories of India’s heritage and culture. As a sociologist and anthropologist by training, Sailaja understood the critical developmental role of representative literature and wanted books appropriate for her daughter from the minute she was born. The disappointing results startled Joshi. More often than not, the books she found were problematic in their depiction of South Asians and were intended for older children.

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Get to Know Sailaja Joshi

Like many young Asian American parents, Sailaja Joshi wanted to share stories about her Indian culture with her own children. Fond memories of Amar Chitra Kathas and stories told to her by her grandfather formed her expectations. As a new mom in 2013, Joshi went in search of books that would share her love for Indian heritage in an age-appropriate manner with her then newborn daughter. Discovering a lack of adequate options, Joshi founded Bharat Babies with a mission to “design and produce developmentally appropriate books that tell the stories of India’s heritage for children from birth through elementary school.”

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BHARAT BABIES – AN EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY!

As you all know, the family has been preparing for the arrival of our 6th little bundle of joy. In the process of prepping, we have found ourselves craving a deeper outlet to teach our little ones about our South Asian culture and heritage through pictures and stories that would relate to them! In the midst of our search emerged the amazing Bharat Babies.

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Interview with Sailaja Joshi – Founder of Bharat Babies

Today we talk to Sailaja Joshi, Founder of Bharat Babies. Bharat Babies produces developmentally appropriate children’s books about India’s Heritage.They are launching their pre-order for their first book – Hanuman and the Orange Sun.

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