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A Charming Guide to Storytelling

January 27, 2023 | By

Ramendra Kumar reviews Nupur Aggarwal’s book Storytelling Made Easy. The book explores the art, craft and science of storytelling and also has a collection of folk tales.

Storytelling Made Easy

Nupur Aggarwal with Storytelling Made Easy

Storytelling Made Easy by Nupur Aggarwal is a delightful book which lives up to its title perfectly. It takes the reader on an engaging journey traversing the art, craft and science of storytelling.

Right in the earlier sections of the book itself Nupur gives the overview and the basics of storytelling and goes on to elaborate on the toolkit of a storyteller.

As a writer, though I only tell tales written by me, I found the section where Nupur discusses the fundamentals very useful. These include guidelines on how to open and close a story, working on story delivery, preparing the body for storytelling, keeping the environment free from distractions et al.

In the next segment she writes, “While telling a story, it is important for you to pack away your inhibitions. Allow yourself to act silly and explore your funny side…” Touche!

The main section of the book has 12 delectable folk tales (my favourites being – ‘The Child with a Long Name’ & the ‘Stone Soup’) with tips on how to perform them.

Nupur has done an awesome job and I believe her advice would be useful both for a dilettante as well as a virtuoso.

The book has been beautifully illustrated by Radheshyam Rout.

Nupur is a Nutritionist by education and a storyteller by passion. She performs personal tales and folktales and charms the audience in a number of surprising ways. She has delighted children and adults across age groups in lit fests, conferences, schools and libraries in India and abroad.

Publisher : Pitambar Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd
No. of pages : 168
Price : Rs. 695/
Available on : Amazon

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Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is a children’s writer with 38 books to his name. He has won 34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years. He also dabbles in satire, poetry, fiction and travelogues. His writings have been translated into 15 Indian and 14 foreign languages and have also found a place in text books, as well as national and international anthologies. A much sought after inspirational speaker and story teller, Ramen has been invited to participate in several conferences and festivals. These include the IBBY Congress of Children’s Writers in Denmark (2008) & Greece (2018) and Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (2019), apart from many literary events across the country. In the Congress held in Greece he was the only writer from India to be invited to chair two sessions. An Engineer and an MBA, Ramen is former General Manager & Chief of Communications, SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant. He is the father of two children who are bonsai celebrities in their own right. While Ankita is a youth icon and a travel blogger with an Instagram following of 76K, Aniket creates cool Apps and designs covers for his Dad's books. His website is
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