“Water Stories”

Who owns the water? How is water managed in our societies? Why are rivers important? What are different sources of water? What is the status of water sources today?

With these queries and many more, on the occasion of the World Water Day, start conversing with your child about our intrinsic connection with water.

A children’s book titled Water Stories: From around the World*, is an excellent visual and creative medium for triggering and insulating thoughts about respecting water, and in extension all living entities.

The Water Stories is an edited volume which draw upon allegories and fables from Ivory Coast, China, India, Greece, Australia, North America, Spain, Nigeria, Botswana and many other places, which underline the need to protect, conserve, and value water.

The stories covered in this volume discusses various aspects of waterscapes ranging from the ownership of water, water management, rivers, aquatic creatures, and many more. Coupled with interesting facts and the water timeline, the book is creative tool to engage your child as well as yourself with water.

Respect Water! Respect Life!

 

 

*Water Stories: From around the World edited by Radhika Menon and Sandhya Rao and illustrated by Nirupama Sekhar, Tulika Publishers. (Available at http://www.tulikabooks.com/story-collections/water-stories-pb-english.html)

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I am an architect turned anthropologist. After finishing my Masters in Anthropology from University of Pune, I was working with Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune under a project funded by UNICEF and Integrated Child Development Scheme, Government of Maharashtra. During which I was stationed in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra (which is predominantly a tribal region) as a Field Research officer. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India. My current research explores the interaction of the cultural-religious, the political-economic and the ecological dimensions of the river in Nashik city in Maharashtra. Broadly, investigating how the multiple perspectives of a natural resource overlap, contradict, challenge and support each other, thus shaping the urban landscape and producing socio-spatial inequalities.

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