Kula… Kulo… Kulapa… Buddy says the magic words. It’s time for a new adventure with best friend Peggy. Join Buddy and Peggy in New Zealand as they discover new friends and new places. Meet the wise Tane Mahuta, the friendly glow worms and a Maori Chief. Enjoy the adventure!
Hello World! is a picture book for children and adults alike that portrays key elements of the Zoroastrian Creation Story. It engages the hearts and minds of all readers by asking them to consider their role in the renewal of our world. In this way, it draws a very real connection between the ancient Zoroastrian story of creation and our lives today.
The creation story is brought to life with prints of original water color illustrations by Gulshan Pagdiwala that rev up the imagination! Its universal relevance in this day and age also inspire readers to consider how best to live a good life, worthy of the gifts that our world offers us.
A pre-release review of the book is available here: https://bit.ly/2ILJmU7
Age Range: 6+
Grade Level: Grade 1 & up
Hardcover: 26 pages
Size: 8.5 x 11 x 0.25 inches
Shipping Weight: 11oz
Availability in India:
Rs. 975 plus applicable shipping/ mailing rates. Call or Whats App 91 9890149666 or 91 9892182343 to order books.
Availability in US:
$17.99 USD plus applicable shipping and taxes. Available here on amazon.com.
Available to members of FEZANA associations for $16 USD plus shipping by contacting the publisher directly at An.Inspired.World.Book@gmail.com
Availability in Canada:
$23 CDN plus applicable shipping and taxes. Available here on amazon.ca
Available to members of FEZANA associations in Canada for $21 CDN plus shipping if applicable by contacting the publisher directly at An.Inspired.World.Book@gmail.com
Availability in Australia:
$20 AUD plus shipping. Currently sold out, but we plan to replenish our stock. Email us at An.Inspired.World.Book@gmail.com to save on shipping costs by consolidating your order with that of others.
Availability in UK and Europe:
The book is currently unavailable in the UK and Europe. If you would like to partner with us to make the book available in those regions, please email An.Inspired.World.Book@gmail.com
Bulk orders will receive a discount based on the quantity ordered; please email An.Inspired.World.Book@gmail.com to inquire.
About the Author and Illustrator:
The illustrator, Gulshan Pagdiwala, and the author, Shazneen Gandhi, are both Zoroastrian moms who currently live in Los Angeles. Born and brought up in Bombay, they have encountered the challenges of instilling in their American born children a love for Zoroastrianism and their Parsi ancestry. Both have been involved in teaching religion classes for the children of the Zoroastrian Association of California for several years. It is their belief that this story is particularly of interest to young Zoroastrians and they have worked to bring it to light with artwork and language that their young audience can relate to. Their goal is to give every Zoroastrian family access to this book. As first time publishers, they are grateful to several Zoroastrian organizations and individuals who have helped them to bring this book to market. And they are gratified by the reception this book has received among Zoroastrians and non-Zoroastrians.
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15th ZOCHILDAY MOMENTOUS MILESTONE
Sunday, December 3, 2017 is a day to be blocked by all Zoroastrian children. Due to an overwhelming response, all Registration Forms are to be submitted latest by November 15, 2017 to any one of the following:
- S.S.C. Schools : Mrs. Silloo Commissariat Tel. No. 23075591(9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)
Colaba & Cusrow Baug: Mrs. Jeroo R Irani Tel. No. 9920758587
Godrej Baug, Neapean Sea Road, Kemps Comer : Mrs Yasmin U Dhanda Tel,No.: 9820343322
Tardeo, Grant Road: Mrs. Dinaz Raimalwalla: Tel. No. 9769428280
Dadar Mrs. Veera D. Mundroina Tel 9769801389/8779445962
Mahim : Mr Kobad Kerawalla Mob. No. 9930468716
Bandra: Mrs. Kashmíra Kapadia Mob. No.9819231825
Western Suburbs :Mrs. Hutoxi D.AibaraTel, No. 26700583/9821227009
Rustom Baug, Jer Baug, Mazgaon, Vikhroli and Eastern Suburbs2Mrs. Nilufer R. Dalal Tel. No. 9821582496
Navroz Baug, Wadia Baug, Mr Nariman Mehta Tel. No. 022 24714244
Thane :Mr. Bomi Boyce Tel. No. 9820333847
12 Pune: Mrs. Veera Patel Tel .No. 9850645908
For enquiries, please contact:
Mrs.Dinaz Raimalwalla:Tel. No. 9769426280
Mrs. Yasmin U Dhanda: Tel. No. 9820343322
COME, JOIN US IN MAKING THE 15TH ZOCHILDAY A GRAND AND MEMORABLE EVENT
This year, Being Parsi is a fancy dress competition where our XYZs will be dressed up in various costumes and will be given 1 minute to speak on who or what they have become. The competition will be in 4 age groups and each age group has to dress up according to the theme provided to them.
Each group can send a maximum of 4 members per age group (prior eliminations may be needed depending on overall entries).
Age Groups and Themes
4 – 7 years — Parsi / Irani cuisine or food item
8 – 10 years — Persian Kings & Queens
11 – 13 years — Elements / Symbols of Zoroastrianism
14 – 17 years — Eminent Parsis – Past, Present and Future
The volunteers will be getting in touch with you regarding the entries and details for the same.
This is a week-long fun filled camp designed for children between 4 – 16 years.
The camp includes sports, art & craft activities, professionally conducted workshops, games, quizzes, competitions, cooking, teachings on religion, Gujarati speaking and writing & much more.
Summer Camp Registration Fees
1st April to 22nd April 2017
XYZ Member: Rs. 2,200
Non-XYZ Member: Rs. 4,200
23rd April to 30th April 2017
XYZ Member: Rs. 2,500
Non-XYZ Member: Rs. 4,500
LIMITED SEATS ONLY.
There is a 1 day resort trip included for participants on Saturday, 6th May to Panoramic Resort, Panvel.
Parents and non-participants of the camp can also join at an additional cost of Rs. 1,000.
(Children below 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent)
Cheque Payments / NEFT for registration and donation can be made in favour of XYZ FOUNDATION
For further details & registrations click here: http://bit.ly/2ofT0TX or call:
XYZ Foundation: Hoshaang: 9820683398 / Delnaz: 9820402142
THANE: Havovi: 9819006165 / Daisy: 9987577618
ANDHERI: Tinaz: 9820784395 / Armin: 9029038258
BANDRA: Keshmira: 9821484865 / Trithy: 9820221726
DADAR: Jeniffer: 9820534407 / Shernaz: 9820356213
COLABA: Khurshid: 9819283002 / Jezreen: 9820608880
Please do pass on this message.
Here is a book named Zarathushtra -The Golden Star” written by Mrs. Pareen Lalkaka. The book deals with the life of the Prophet, stories of the Amesha Spentas and the Kusti Prayers. It is meant for children and is consequently written in extremely simple style so that children can easily read it, understand it, and enjoy it. To please children the book is illustrated with coloured pictures.
Ancient Iran was clothed with luscious vegetation. The farmers who cultivated the fields had flocks of sheep, cows, horses, dogs and camels. In the absence of money, these were exchanged for the purchase of the necessities of life. When strong people living on the frontiers poured down and attacked the innocent and carried away their cattle and eatables, they prayed to God for help. Ahura Mazda asked the Fravashis to go to the world to help mankind. They willingly agreed. Amongst those that came to Iran was the child Zarathushtra who was destined to rise as a prophet.
At the time of his birth Zarathushtra laughed, whereas all other children cried. As he grew up he became kind and generous. When he began to preach his religion, the hostile heretic priests carried on counter propaganda against him. Friendless and forlorn, Zarathushtra fled to Ahura Mazda and requested him to help him as a friend. He longed to see and greet Ahura Mazda. With the Lord God with him, he taught people to be kind and loving. Zarathushtra then visited King Vishtaspa and his noble queen, Hutaoshi, who helped him whole-heartedly.
Then follow stories about the Amesha Spentas. The fist King Hushang who discovered fire and other precious things for the nourishment of the people. The story of Zahak, Faridun and Kawa the blacksmith, Iraj the brave and kind and his brothers, Kaikhushru and other Kai kings and the lovely story of Shireen and Shehernaz ends the stories. The book ends with the Kusti prayers.
It is very creditable of Mrs. Pareen Lalkaka to have written such an excellent book. This book is of universal interest, and I am sure that people all over the world will enjoy reading it and will learn something about our prophet and have a glimpse of our religion.
by the Late Dastur M. N. DHALLA
M.A., PH.D., D.LITT.