Thambi was fired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement, and inspired by his vision of refusing to obey the British. But Thambi’s father was of the opinion that the family must not be involved in anything.
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.
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