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I Will Save My Land (English)

Author : Rinchin
Illustrator : Sagar Kolwankar

Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village.

Cup and Blue star.jpg2018 Neev Book Award for Best Picture Book

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages; 8.5" x 9.5"; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978- 93-5046-918-7

Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village.

As always, Rinchin powers her questions through irresistible storytelling. The little girl’s anxiety about losing her land to “a monster machine” cuts close to the heart as it takes head-on an issue that is ravaging tribal Chhattisgarh, where this story is set, and every other place where there is ‘development’ at a cost. The earthy tones of the illustrations take us straight into the fields, while strong lines etch out the determination of two feisty females – Mati and her Ajji – who will not give in.

A serious environmental and human rights subject

Gently sheds light on a serious environmental and human rights subject, perfect to introduce young readers to larger concepts about their world. Goodbooks.in

Gently sheds light on a serious environmental and human rights s

Gently sheds light on a serious environmental and human rights subject, perfect to introduce young readers to larger concepts about their world. Goodbooks.in

Imbued with nuance and yet simplistic enough for a child

The tiny story poignantly captures the essential conflict of balancing ‘development’ with preserving the way of life for the people whose land it is. In this web of concerns that the author rises, Mati and her Ajji stand out – strong women with a fierce love for their land… Rinchin has a characteristic flare for turning tense, complicated issues into stories, which are so imbued with nuance and yet simplistic enough for a child to relate to. - "The Book Review"

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I Will Save My Land (English)

I Will Save My Land (English)

Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village.

Cup and Blue star.jpg2018 Neev Book Award for Best Picture Book

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