Crossword Bookstores and Puffin India launch Sudha Murty’s “The Upside Down King” in Mumbai

Bestselling children author Sudha Murty at Crossword Kemps corner for launch of her new book The Upside Down King in Mumbai
Bestselling children author Sudha Murty at Crossword Kemps corner for launch of her new book The Upside Down King in Mumbai

At the launch of her 30th piece of original work, The Upside Down King, at Crossword Bookstores, author Sudha Murty was in conversation with RJ Anita. The duo dived into the genre of mythology and writing for children. Over 100 book lovers sat enraptured as Sudhaji spoke about her third book in the series of unusual stories in Indian mythology.

RJ Anita in conversation with author Sudha Murty at the launch of The Upside Down King at Crossword in Mumbai.jpg
RJ Anita in conversation with author Sudha Murty at the launch of The Upside Down King at Crossword in Mumbai

“Ram and Krishna are the two very popular Gods. They are the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu and yet their personalities are dissimilar,” said Sudhaji.

In her latest book, she unravels their dispositions along with other characters in the age-old tale where readers discover speaking bears, Ravana’s brother- the God of Wealth, and a man with thousand arms.

Talking more on the relevance of these lesser-known stories in current times, Sudhaji stated that Mahabharata and Ramayana come in various versions such as Bengali, Odisha and so on and that’s why taking into account the idiosyncratic storytelling from different states and tribes becomes important.

“Although more and more authors are writing mythology, the genre is struggling to stay alive. Parents should buy their children only books as gifts. Hold a dialogue through books,” she added.

Author Sudha Murty singing a copy of The Upside Down King
Author Sudha Murty singing a copy of The Upside Down King

Talking about her own experience on how she began writing in the mythology space Sudhaji stated

“The reason I started writing mythology was for my grandchildren in London, which made me wonder how much my daughter and in turn Indians know about mythology. I embarked on a journey to pen down and to expose the simple yet unknown facts of our past.”

The conversation was followed by a question and answer session where Sudhaji revealed that because of her mother’s persistence to make her write 25 lines every day, she became a proficient writer.

Kids at Crossword with bestselling author Sudha Murty launching The Upside Down King, the third book in a series of unusual stories in Indian mythology
Kids at Crossword with bestselling author Sudha Murty launching The Upside Down King, the third book in a series of unusual stories in Indian mythology

“Sudha Murtyji is launching her book at Crossword, Mumbai again and we couldn’t be happier. Her persistence to keep writing quality stories which engages readers of all ages is remarkable,” said Maulik Desai, Head, Crossword Bookstores.

Sudha Murty with kids at the launch of her new book The Upside Down King at Crossword Mumbai
Sudha Murty with kids at the launch of her new book The Upside Down King at Crossword Mumbai

 

At the launch of The Upside Down King -Sudha Murty with kidsat Crossword Kemps corner
At the launch of The Upside Down King -Sudha Murty with kids at Crossword Kemps corner

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Linsdell says:

    Great photos. I love a good book event.

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  2. jenchaos76 says:

    I love going to these. They are always so much fun!

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  3. Bookworms corner blog spot says:

    That looks like a great event.

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  4. Empress DJ says:

    The kids look happy to be there

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  5. I love your pics. It sounds like a fun event.

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  6. Great pictures! This looks like a fun book event.

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  7. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf says:

    Great photos. the kids look happy to be getting their books. I’d be interested in reading the book myself it sounds fascinating.

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  8. Looks like it was a great event. Nice photos.

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  10. This looks like a really great event!

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  11. dpranita583 says:

    Great post & nice event. !

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  12. looks like it was a good event, some great photos on here

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