Paanai Seivom, Payir Seivom: Nam Kaalatthil Uzhaippin Madippu (Tamil)

Author : Kancha Ilaiah
Illustrator : Durgabai Vyam

Tackling troubling ‘taboo’ topics such as caste, race, and class, the book uses a creative and analytical approach to get young people to rethink disdain for manual labour. It also throws light on the social, economic and historic aspects of the lives of manual labourers, and highlights the science and art of their skills. This Tamil edition of Professor Kancha Iliah’s seminal work, Turning the Pot, Tilling the Land: Dignity of labour in our times (Navayana Publishing) marks a milestone in Tamil publishing for children.

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Age 0+
Specifications 148 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; black and white; soft cover
Translator Aruna Rathnam
Awards 2016: Honour Book (Nonfiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Awards
ISBN 978-81-8146-640-2
First Published 2008