Abbakka is your typical warrior princess in training, a skilled archer, fierce, courageous, witty and embodies an easily likeable character as the protagonist. A girl thirsty for any sort of adventure as she sets out into dangerous missions to track down spies in her seas. She accompanies her mother whom she has a strong bond with in stopping the firangis (Portuguese) from capturing their precious pepper crop.
Here’s a selection of picture books (for children between ages 4-7) by Indian authors, that are absolute favourites at Nandita da Cunha’s home. These are the books her daughters (now 7 and 9) have read and re-read (and continue to do so…!)