Kolkata, Aug 9 (IBNS): Author Anushka Ravishankar, who has written more than twenty books for children, released the third book of her Ana and Zain series, ‘Just Like a Bug’, in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Oxford Bookstore, one of the leading bookstore chains of the city, in association with Scholastic India hosted the launch of the book.
Speaking about her book, Ravishankar said: “This book is the third book of Ana and Zain series, which features the tale of the strange bug man- Dr. Behram Dhongy, who noticed a new friend of Ana and Zain, Gopal. The story also focuses on many such creepy creatures.”
The author said that she loves to write for children and finds it interesting.
“Writing was my passion for a long time. So I choose to write books for children. I think there are books for children, but we need much more books for them.”
Ravishankar, whose books have been translated in many international languages, feels that they should also be translated in Indian languages as well to reach the masses.
“Translating my books into Indian language depends entirely on the publishers. I would appreciate if such initiative is ever taken. But, I think the problem with translating my books is that I have written many books in non-sense verse, which is difficult to translate,” Ravishankar said.
She also voiced against corporal punishment in educational institutions.
“The system of corporal punishments really bothers me. I really wish I could do something about this. I think the teacher, who gives corporal punishment to a child should be punished severely,” said Ravishankar.
The author said parents should also concentrate on co-curricular activities as it is very important for the overall development of a child.