Renchu prods her grandmother for a story. But her Daadi’s stories are never told straight. She is “sometimes in the story and sometimes out of it”. And as she moves in an out, we see two worlds – one of a time when they were people of the forest, and one of now when they have been forced into cities as ragpickers. The illustrations too flit between the contrasting milieus with distinct colour palettes. Narrating with all the flavour of a grandma story, Rinchin gently draws attention to the plight of the Paardhi tribals, who still bear the stigma of once being classified as a criminal community.