In The Story of Karna: The Great Giver, we follow the journey of a brave boy with a heart of gold who overcomes tremendous odds to achieve his dreams. Despite his unfair circumstances, he remains generous, eager to give and grateful for what he receives. He finds himself on the losing side of the great battle between good and evil, but in the end he emerges as a hero with the courage to accept his mistakes.
Karna’s tale is one of stories in the ancient epic Mahabharat, which itself is a work of philosophy wrapped in fantasy and adventure to capture the imagination of children and adults alike. This beautifully illustrated book written in a contemporary style gives today’s young readers a peek into India’s rich mythological heritage.
Shumita Sharma Deveshwar has drawn on intensive research to write a beautiful story.
The striking illustrations have been created by a combination of watercolours and digital art.
Fully illustrated 60-page book with over 15 full-page and over 20 smaller illustrations.
Reference notes at the back of the book describe how the various main characters relate to each other in the Mahabharat.
Endpapers have imaginative motifs of bows and arrows and the sun.