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Author : Tanaya Vyas
Illustrator : Tanaya Vyas
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|Specifications||24 pages; 9.5” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover|
|Tags||who is Kasturba, biography, history|
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"An unusual choice of heroine works perfectly in this book about a woman who managed to retain her individuality in spite of living in Gandhiji’s shadow. Young Nina is the first choice when the teacher announces that they are going to stage a play on Gandhi’s birthday, October 2. After having played strong, independent women like Razia Sultan and the Rani of Jhansi, Nina finds it difficult to capture the essence of Kasturba on stage. But a chat with her mother and grandmother reveals surprising facets about Kasturba. The choice Kasturba makes at the end of the book is true to history and could be the starting point for much discussion on whether one needs to be rewarded for doing one’s duty. Simply told and illustrated in a minimalist manner by talented young author-illustrator Tanaya Vyas." - Asha Nehemaiah Goodbooks.in