Deep respect for the way its author, Deepa Agarwal, portrays a 'banjara' family , their profession and art, and the feelings of the little girl who knows she has limited means.
I read it out often to my daughter who is only 4 years old but really very moved by the story. It also gives us an opportunity to provide her with a perspective on things she will see and experience all around her in India.
The illustrations are brilliant- Ajanta Guhathakurta, you deserve an award in bringing alive the memories I have of banjaras making tools and selling utensils by the roadside, turbans, and ghaghras and some lovely silver jewellery.
Priced at Rs. 20/- and available at stores that stock CBT /NBT publications, it is a must must buy.