It is set against the little known backdrop of the 1966 Bombing of Aizwal during the bloody two decade long civil war. This is an attempt to bring public attention to this little known part of Indian History that was perhaps deliberately ignored and sidelined for many years.
That year in Manikoil takes you back to the year 1944, when Madras (Chennai of today) was evacuated fearing a Japanese invasion. Back then, the entry of Japan into World War II had completely changed the position of India which then came at the frontline of a possible attack.
The story is set in a small village called Manikoil, where Raji, her mother and her sisters go to stay.
It’s a simple to read chapter book for young readers. It is a powerful, inspiring book about how Nini’s grandmother, Minima, became a famous artist.
It’s a beautiful story which gives the message of courage and empathy.
The book describes the tough times faced by the villagers during the pandemic.
Title: The Chowpatty Cooking Club Author: Lubaina Bandukwala Publisher: Duckbill, Penguin Random House India Pages: 128 Type: Paperback Age group: 10 years+ The Chowpatty Cooking Club is set in Bombay, 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit…Continue Reading
This little book aptly proves that words truly have the power to bring change. It’s a book that uplifts your spirit to believe in the power of dreams.