Live Children’s Book Readings: Looking for Lord Ganesh

Organised by Interfaith Glasgow

Location: Facebook Live

Dates: Friday 13th November 2020

Time: 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Join Interfaith Glasgow during Scottish Interfaith Week as we go live on Facebook for our special Interfaith Storytime series!

We will be hosting authors from different faith backgrounds who have written wonderful, diverse children’s books. Our guests will read their books live and participate in Q&A – comment with your questions, they’ll be delighted to answer!

On the 13th of November, we will be hosting Mahtab Narsimhan, an author from Vancouver, Canada, who has published a wide range of diverse books for children of all ages!

We will be hearing Mahtab’s book ‘Looking for Lord Ganesh’ – a beautiful story about finding strength and staying true to one’s beliefs. Anika, the main character, has recently emigrated from India and is having a difficult time adjusting to life in a new country, not to mention life in a new school. Remembering the advice her grandmother gave her, she prays to Lord Ganesh, the Hindu elephant god. But Lord Ganesh is slow to respond and Anika takes to the internet to attract his attention. When her problems begin to resolve themselves, she can breathe a sigh of relief. But has Lord Ganesh truly been helping her, or has she been relying on her own inner wisdom all along?

How to attend this event

Visit Interfaith Glasgow’s Facebook page at the time of the event and watch the event being livestreamed. For more information – Facebook event: Interfaith Storytime: Looking for Lord Ganesh.

About the author

Mahtab is the author of The Third Eye, winner of the Silver Birch Fiction Award 2009 from the Ontario Library Association. It is a fantasy-adventure based in India and the first book in the Tara Trilogy, which include The Silver Anklet and The Deadly Conch.

The Tiffin, based on the dabbawallas of Mumbai, received critical acclaim and was shortlisted, among others, for the SYRCA (Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Award), MYRCA (Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award) and Red Maple Fiction Awards (Ontario Library Association).

Her latest novel Embrace the Chicken, published by Orca Book Publishers in January 2019, is on the Canadian Children’s Book Centre list of Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Book Awards 2020/2021.

A chapter book about a genie on hiatus, Genie Meanie, will be published by Orca Books in February 2021.

Mahtab lives in Vancouver and is deeply committed to representing diversity in her stories.

For more information, please visit her website at

You can also connect with her via Twitter @MahtabNarsimhan

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