Book review: Junglezen Sheru uses intelligent symbolism
This fable is about a forest which loses its leader, the lion, and his family to poachers. Dotted with little gems of wisdom, the book makes as much sense to kids as to the grown ups. It’s a clever allegory on social, political, educational and corporate state.books Updated: Jun 11, 2014 15:35 IST
This fable is about a ­forest which loses its leader, the lion, and his family to poachers. The royal family is survived by an orphan cub, Sheru, who is taken in by a wise elephant. The elephant tries to educate Sheru. But the education ­system has ruined Sheru’s individuality.
The writer, a monk, has used intelligent symbolism and imagery. Dotted with ­little gems of wisdom, the book, with many morals, makes as much sense to kids as to the grown ups. It’s a ­clever ­allegory on social, ­political, educational and ­corporate state. It is an open-ended book, so complete it the way it suits you.
Title: Junglezen Sheru
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
Price: Rs 150