Jeeva Raghunath at Kala Ghoda

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Jeeva Raghunath


a photo essay by rithwick k raghunath

Jeeva Raghunath is an bilingual (Tamil and English) story teller from Chennai, India. She started as teacher for toddlers then moved on to teach French for the high schoolers.Destiny turned to her favour when she met her schoolmate Radhika Menon, M.D.; Tulika publishers, in connection with her alma mater and presto she turned to marketing children’s books.This led her to translate Cathy Spagnoli’s Priya’s Day. 15 years ago she was christened “Professional storyteller “at the launch of the same book. Lady luck, hard work and her passion for story telling has grown bounds and leap. This year, She performed at the Kala Ghoda, one of India’s premiere arts and crafts festival in Mumbai. These are some of the pictures of her performance.

The info of her event on the Kala Ghoda website.

She has authored 8 children’s books and has translated 45 books into Tamil from English

The initial hi’s and hello’s.

With author Deepa Balsawar.

and the show begins....

Her animated stories capture one and all

Some reactions to her performance.

even the most distracted kids eventually get mesmerised by Jeeva’s stories

And there was a lot of audience participation as well.

When the performance ended the adulation began.

You know your stories are a hit when a family of three generations love the performance equally

With Lubina, the Organiseer of the event.

With Shameem Padamsee Rithwick, the author, photographer and designer of this photo essay is an advertising professional and dreamer. And also happens to be the nephew of the storyteller. If you like his work or just want to know more contact him on

february, 2013

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