Aussie environmental artist and author travelled 17 states to learn about ‘The Venerated Trees of India’

The Swami Vivekanada Cultural Centre in Sydney recently hosted 'Story Telling in India and Australia' at the Consulate General of India in Sydney with eminent authors.

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre in Sydney (part of Indian Council for Cultural Relations) recently hosted ‘Story Telling in India and Australia’ at the Consulate General of India in Sydney.

The eminent authors who read from their works were Dr Sharon Rundle, Susanne Gervay OAM, Louise Fowler-Smith, Ronojoy Ghosh and Dr Roanna Gonsalves. The storytelling was followed by a panel discussion.

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Dr Sharon Rundle read from ‘Relatively True stories of Truth, Deception and Post Truth’ edited by Meenakshi Bharat and herself. Susanne Gervay read from the children’s book Elephant with Wings (by author-illustrator team of Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro).

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Louise Fowler-Smith gave an overview of her breathtaking work on tree worship in India and its significance from an environmental point of view. She is the author of ‘The Venerated Trees of India’ and travelled 17 states in the country for her research.

Ronojoy Ghosh took us into a world of his award winning illustrations while Dr Roanna Gonsalves read from her yet to be published story about a love triangle but stopped her reading at a tantalising turn making sure that those in the audience will certainly buy her next book to know what happened.