Tagged with Bhutanese-Nepali English Picture Book

Artists Tap Into Their Memories

Artists Tap Into Their Memories

This week, I visited Johanna Young’s class in Concord. Her 35 adult students are from Bhutan. We came to get their help with spot illustrations to complete a bilingual Nepali English folktale. Ambika Sharma, our interpreter, read the story in Nepali and from the story we created a list of words – parts of the … Continue reading

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Selling Fruit and Garlands for the Diwali Festival by John Pavelka/Creative Commons Narad Adhikari listened to the storyteller Hari Tiwari on tape as she told The Story of a Pumpkin, the story we selected in our Bhutanese-Nepali folktale project. He read the tale interpreted into English by Nilhari Bandari, which I had transcribed. Then he composed the story in Nepali … Continue reading

The Next Life of a Wedding Sari

The Next Life of a Wedding Sari

Storyteller Hari Tiwari and Ambika talk about the design in Ambika’s sari Hoo – ray to artist Susan Gaylord who’s joined Dal Rai, Hari and Ambika Sharma, me, and many others in the NH Humanities Council Bhutanese-Nepali Book Project. Susan is now the book designer. She created a  book dummy with the text of The Story of … Continue reading