My Name is Gulab (English)

Author : Sagar Kolwankar
Illustrator : Sagar Kolwankar

Gulab’s classmates call her ‘Stinky Gulab’, and it’s not because she smells. Her father is a manual scavenger, made to clean drains and gutters with his bare hands, even today! “Why do you do it?!” asks Gulab angrily. With determination and a little help from science, she takes the first bold step towards change. Addressing a deep-rooted social evil, the story nudges young minds to question the inequality and indignity that other children like themselves have to face. Strong illustrations evoke the feisty Gulab as she refuses to let school bullies, or society, chip at her spirit.

2022: Tata Trust's Parag Honour List

2022: Jarul Book Award (shortlisted)

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages; 9.5"x8.5"; full colour, soft cover
ISBN 978-93-90834-01-3
First Published 2021
Tags manual scavenging, inequality, discrimination, fighting bullies, shero

Does not evade reality

There is no misplaced innocence or illusion about the need to suck out and discard the deeper evil. This unpalatable truth is not diluted, and hope speaks because it sits alongside that transformative anger. Pattani Pod

Strong and sensitive

Another fearless attempt at 'stinky' topics. @jyoti_nara2018

Empowering

This Mumbaikar does not shy away from talking about difficult subjects. The New Indian Express - Edex Live

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My Name is Gulab (English)

My Name is Gulab (English)

Gulab’s classmates call her ‘Stinky Gulab’, and it’s not because she smells. Her father is a manual scavenger, made to clean drains and gutters with his bare hands, even today! “Why do you do it?!” asks Gulab angrily. With determination and a little help from science, she takes the first bold step towards change. Addressing a deep-rooted social evil, the story nudges young minds to question the inequality and indignity that other children like themselves have to face. Strong illustrations evoke the feisty Gulab as she refuses to let school bullies, or society, chip at her spirit.

2022: Tata Trust's Parag Honour List

2022: Jarul Book Award (shortlisted)

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