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Politics

Harsh realities in children's books

The BBC's Mark Coles reports on the rise of so-called ?misery literature' for children, books that depict real-life tragedy, including events such as the Iraq war. Are trauma and despair the right stuff for kids' books?

Conflict & Justice

Drawing the Ramayana

Animator Sanjay Patel worked on The Simpsons, A Bugs Life and The Incredibles. As a child, his home was filled with Hindu icons. His new book, Ramayana: Divine Loophole, brings a modern look to an ancient Hindu story. Marco Werman speaks with him.