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Very few books are written about the woman behind the Mahatma. This is one such picture book doing justice to this almost unknown hero.This picture book talks about the quiet strength of Kasturba through a child learning about her when chosen to act like her in a play.In the story,finding out how Kasturba Gandhi was a strong woman who had her own beliefs and stood by her conviction lies a subtle lesson for all of us.

Author:Tanaya Vyas, Illustrator:Tanaya Vyas. Publisher: Tulika. Grade: Grade 1 and above, Age: 6 + years. Price: INR 175, Language: English(also available in other Indian languages) Theme: Indian Independence, unsung heroes, women leaders, the role of women, patriotism, identity

Reviewed by Sushweta Saha


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