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How The Firefly Got Its Light
The Adventurous Tale of Jugnu Rani

by Pradyumna Kumar

with illustrations by Pradyumna Kumar

An enchanting tale about a firefly who realises that every creature has its own place and purpose in the Universe.
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Category: Art, Children's Books, Literature
Tags: firefly, light, jungle, Sun, children's book, stories for children, picture book
 
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216 x 280 mm | 8.5 x 11 in
Paperback | 36 pages
40 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-89995-34-8 (Mapin)
978-1-890206-47-5 (Grantha)?
 
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Suraj Dada advises Jugnu             8

The beautiful Mehrauli island     11

Jugnu and the Ants         15

Trees stop being friends with People      19

People say ‘Sorry’            22

A fire in the forest           28

Jugnu Rani gets Light      32

 

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Description

Jugnu Rani, a tiny firefly, ponders over her insignificance and witnesses the gradual distancing between trees and humankind. She observes the disciplined life of ants and the hard work of the bees, and feels that her existence is useless. But Suraj Dada, the Sun, reminds her that every creature has a place and purpose in the universe. One day, when the forest is in danger, Jugnu Rani discovers the light within her and finds her purpose. Soon no one is afraid of the dark anymore.

Rendered in the Mithila style of painting, this story is a charming introduction to human relationship with the environment.

Translated from Hindi by Urvashi Butalia.

About the Author
Pradyumna Kumar is an artist, sculptor, and instructor of Madhubani art. He was awarded the prestigious Noma Concours Award for Picture Book Illustrations in 2006. These illustrations are drawn in the Mithila style of painting from northeastern India.


About the Translator
Urvashi Butalia, who has translated the book from Hindi, is a writer, feminist and historian. She is the publisher of Zubaan Books.

Additional Information

The story and illustrations won the Grand Jury Prize at the 15th Noma Concours  for Picture Book Illustrations, 2006.

While commenting on the winning entry, the jury had said:
"Any number of stories seem to pour forth from the work, which has a unique decorativeness and is very finely and exquisitely drawn. The frame decoration is beautiful and enjoyable, making it seem as though you are looking at a tapestry. In the personification of wood and use of colour, one senses not only the following of tradition but also the artist's individuality."

 

 

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