Released recently, Back to the BCs gives you an interesting view on history.

It combines fact and fiction dramatically. Back to the BCs' is history woven with a dash of fiction and was launched recently. If you have an aversion to history, then try Back to the BCs.

The launch was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Shreekumar Varma (author, playwright, columnist and poet). The panellists were Pavithra Srinivasan, Geethanjali J B, Madhan and Chitra Madhavan. Geethanjali J B, Publisher, Helios Books says, “We wanted to produce the best combination of fact and fiction. There will be six books in the series with 36 stories in all.” Chitra emphasises that there is a need to make history dramatic and more “interesting, charming and captivating” to attract children.

Pavithra says, “I realised children couldn't visualise history. I want to make them feel that history is also stories; I wanted them to visualise.”

IRA CHANDRAMOULI: History is my favourite subject. I look forward to reading the book.

PRADYU CHANDRAMOULI: I hate history but I think I will enjoy this book. The pictures in the book are fascinating.