I was amazed to see how appropriately the author has packed details about Mahasweta’s childhood, her dreams, struggles, the social stigmas and her empowerment and finding social justice through words in just a few carefully chosen words.
Title: The Girl Who Climbed Mountains – Bachendri Pal (Dreamers series) Author & Illustrator: Lavanya Karthik Cover Design: Samar Bansal Publisher: Duckbill (Penguin Random House India) Type: Paperback Pages: 48 Recommended Age: 8 years+ (publisher recommendation for the Dreamer…Continue Reading
For young ‘Saloo’, birds were only something to be hunted, but when he happened to hunt a bird he couldn’t identify, it became a mystery that puzzled him.
This is a story of a boy who is happy, who could see light in the slightest of things. But then it became dark after his father’s untimely death and he started seeing shadows in his mother’s sadness and everywhere else. He could not understand or talk or describe those to others around him. Until one day, he accepted those shadows and opened a world of imagination.