The Truth About The Tooth
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All Tashi's aging mother wants is a memento from Sarnath, the land of the Buddha's first teachings. But year after year, on his travels to Benares, her son forgets to bring something back for her.
One year, having forgotten again, Tashi picks up an old tooth off the ground near his house and presents it to his mother as the Buddha's tooth.
Maria L. Denjongpa retells this Tibetan folktale with remarkable insight, while Chetan Sharma's illustrations capture the beauty of Kalimpong.
The result is a magnificent story about the power of love and faith.
7 To 9 Years
Listed in Best South Asian Books of 2018 KitaabWorld
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Made in India
The Nestery presents Karadi Tales, an independent children’s publishing house based in Chennai, India, focusing primarily on picture books and audiobooks. It was started in 1996 by a group of writers, educators and musicians, with an intent to create a space for Indian culture in the world of children’s publishing.