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If you have young kids who will not drift off to sleep, you are not alone. We have a list of bedtime stories for kids from South Asian authors exactly for this purpose. After all, raising young readers on diverse stories is the most wonderful! And when sleep comes with colorful imagination, it’s the very best indeed.

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Meanwhile, here are some bedtime stories for kids from South Asian authors:

  1. “Grandma and the Great Gourd” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – This is a fun story about a clever grandmother who outwits a group of hungry animals that want to eat her. The book is full of colorful illustrations and playful language that will captivate young readers.
  2. “Amma, Tell Me About Diwali!” by Bhakti Mathur – A charming book that tells the story of Diwali, the festival of lights. The book is full of colorful illustrations and it is perfect for introducing young children to the rich cultural traditions of South Asia.
  3. “The Rumor” by Anushka Ravishankar – This is a playful story about a small village where a rumor spreads like wildfire. The book is full of colorful illustrations and whimsical language that will engage young readers and teach them about the power of words.
  4. “The Rabbit and the Squirrel” by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi – This is a powerful story about a rabbit and a squirrel who become friends. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores themes of friendship, kindness, and forgiveness.
  5. “The Clever Tailor” by Srividhya Venkat – A contemporary Indian take on European folktales, this is a story of a clever tailor who outwits a group of thieves. It will entertain young readers.
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These are just a few examples of bedtime stories for kids from South Asian authors. Each of these books is unique, but they all share a sense of warmth, comfort, and imagination. These are perfect for young readers.

Which books would you add to this list?

This is a part of our #onedesibook series on Instagram (follow here). We also interview desi authors as a part of our Kitabi Qisse series that you can find here. If you have recommendations, let us know!