Books

4) Toys & Play: with Everyday Materials (2018)

This new book can be ordered from https://www.amazon.in/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&field-author=Sudarshan+Khanna&search-alias=stripbooks

by Sudarshan Khanna (Author), Gita Wolf (Author), Anushka Ravishankar (Author), Priya Sundram (Illustrator)

Toys & Play with everyday materials

What is a good toy? To find out, learn to make your own! Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and come up with an unbelievable range of playthings using simple everyday materials. All of them are based on a vanishing tradition of so-called folk toys, which used to be created by small time toymakers from all over India. With clues, poems and jokes thrown in, children will find the instructions easy to follow on their own. Adults working with children will notice how they begin to explore, value and handle physical material intelligently – an important sense to restore in an increasingly virtual world. In addition to toy making, the book also looks at the science behind some of them. A thought provoking last section is meant for adults who would like to think through the complex issues of toys and play in today’s world: how can we enable free and open-ended play which is not tied to expensive products, virtual reality, ready-made stories, or regressive notions of gender?

3) Toys & Tales with Everyday Material (1999)

This book can be ordered from Tara Publications http://www.tarabooks.com/

by Sudarshan Khanna, Gita Wolf, Anushka Ravishankar

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“Toys & Tales with everyday materials”, authors Sudarshan Khanna, Gita Wolf, Anushka Ravishankar, publisher – Tara Books, Chennai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Joy of Making Indian Toys (1992)

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Joy of Making Indian Toys – a do-it-yourself book of 101 toys made by children in India . This is a resource book for teachers and students for making and developing toys with simple, available materials.

joy of making indian PDF downloadable. This book can be ordered from National Book Trust, NBT, New Delhi, India

Joy of Making Indian Toys – a do-it-yourself book of 101 toys made by children in India . This is a resource book for teachers and students for making and developing toys with simple, available materials.

1) “Dynamic Folk Toys : 

indian toys based on the application of simple principles of science and technology”  (1983)

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“Dynamic Folk Toys” : indian toys based on the application of simple principles of science and technology , author – sudarshan khanna, publisher – development commissioner for handicraft

Dynamic Folk Toys (1983) is Published by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) “Dynamic Folk Toys and toy makers” provides a rich experience. The book deals with the indigenous dynamic toys and toymakers. It explores the simple explanatory structures, its design aspects, its developmental prospects, educational potentials and the socio-economic conditions of the toy makers in a very simple feel-it-yourself approach. The book provides a basic cross-cultural study of the indigenous, dynamic toys.

Dynamic Folk Toys – PDF downloadable .This book is out of print.

book review by Prof. Krishna Kumar , ex-director ncert – http://gyanpedia.in/Portals/0/Toys%20from%20Trash/Resources/books/readings/Dynamic.pdf

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