The Smile of Vanuvati

The Smile of Vanuvati

Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan / Nov 16, 2019

The Smile of Vanuvati Lost in a flood around BC Vanuvati is a doll with an enigmatic smile She is discovered in AD by Mariam the sister of an Arab horse trader only to disappear once Centuries pass before three

  • Title: The Smile of Vanuvati
  • Author: Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan
  • ISBN: 9788181461698
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lost in a flood around 2500 BC, Vanuvati is a doll with an enigmatic smile She is discovered in 713 AD by Mariam, the sister of an Arab horse trader only to disappear once Centuries pass before three children, helping at an archaeological excavation in Gujarat, uncover the fascinating figurine Then strange things start happening flashing lights and sounds of diLost in a flood around 2500 BC, Vanuvati is a doll with an enigmatic smile She is discovered in 713 AD by Mariam, the sister of an Arab horse trader only to disappear once Centuries pass before three children, helping at an archaeological excavation in Gujarat, uncover the fascinating figurine Then strange things start happening flashing lights and sounds of digging at dead of night, and a mysterious marauder who will stop at nothing When Vanuvati is stolen, Vittal, Malavika, Chikka, and Bholu the camel boy decide to get to the bottom things.

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      • Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan

        I m excited by geography, ancient history and mythology in a nutshell, the romance of place As a reader, I enjoy humour, uncomplicated characters, action, nature, animals, and happy endings Like most writers, I try to write the kind of book I like reading I m also an aspiring permaculturist, and right now this takes up all my mind space My heroes are natural farmers like Fukuoka and Bhaskar Save Our farm is near the elephant corridor This, along with our innocence in matters agricultural, makes for uncertain outcomes and a lot of adventures in my head, at least One of these days, I hope to live there full time My farming blog is here thelongview2016.wordpress


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    1. 3.5 stars!Harini, the author of this book, is a friend of mine on and she, very sweetly, asked me to review her books. Always on the lookout for reasons to read more books, I, of course, agreed immediately! Unfortunately, life got in the way and I couldn't find time to read for a few months. Finally, I was able to sit down and read The Smile of Vanuvati, uninterrupted.This book is a charming tale of four kids, Vittal, Malavika, Chikka, and Bholu, and the enigmatic doll, Vanuvati, who has been p [...]


    2. The Smile of Vanuvati was gifted to me by Harini Srinivasan after I commented that the book blurb sounded fascinating, and that I intended to buy it after I got a paycheck. She was very clear that I could read it with no expectations of anything in return, and that she thought it might be a bit difficult for an American to understand without a background in the culture and history from India.I started by reading her children's picture book, Zoo Duck, which of course was quickly finished. I liked [...]


    3. Got this via interlibrary loan from the Library of Congress! Had to read it in the library--couldn't take it out. But it was worth it. I actually want to give it 3 1/2 stars. This novel is set in modern India and revolves around 3 cousins who are spending the summer at an archaeological dig with their older cousin. Interwoven in that plot is a sub-plot about the statue called Vanuvati, which we first see in 2500 B.C. and again in 712-14 A.D to show readers how it got to where it was found in the [...]


    4. To quote the book "Time is a whirlpool and the bubbles are life". It made me think of how the children in this story bring so much bubbling life to a statue's endless journey through time. Whether or not readers are personally engaged by religious and anthropological intrigues, they will be swept cheerfully along both currents through the children's interest. When children build a mud temple for a mud goddess, I want to know more. When they fearlessly interpret an adult crisis — free of adult [...]


    5. By Bree Wolf, author of FirefliesAfter reading the first part of the story which takes place about two thousand years ago and getting to know the characters involved, I admit I felt really sad when only after a few short chapters this part ended and we moved on to the present day. But then I got quickly hooked on the adventurous hook of the dig site and the way Vanuvati keeps reappearing.The three children that we now get to know as the main characters are unique in their abilities and motivatio [...]


    6. I just bought this book for my sister, and I know she's going to love it!The Smile of Vanuvati is the tale of a lost idol, based on a real archological find. The three part journey, of the mysterious smiling idol, begins in ancient times, and ends in a modern day archological dig in India.Part Agatha Christie mystery, and part educational (in matters of archeology and geology) the Smile of Vanuati is mostly a great children's adventure. Every aspect of the book is interesting and informative, bu [...]





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