ONE’S OWN, YET DIFFERENT

ONE’S OWN, YET DIFFERENT

ABOUT THE BOOK


This book reads as softly as a lullaby and as provocatively a stereotype smashing handbook. A good read for younger teens about unfair proscriptions placed on young girls and how to spot and kick them aside, step by step.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW

  • Questions tradition and patriarchy through an unusual protagonist.
  • Despite looking like an illustrated story for youngsters, this book is meant for readers old enough to question gender inequality in society.
  • The story is perfect to start conversations about gender with young children.
  • The illustrations are minimal, but they add a sense of atmosphere.

CONCLUSION

An unusual and thought-provoking book about questioning tradition and meaningless customs.

BOOK DETAILS

Author: Meena Kakodkar
Illustrator: Charutha Reghunath
Language: English
Page Extent: 32 pages
Price: Rs 120.00
ISBN: 978-93-82454-69-4
Publisher: Katha, 2017
Subject category: Fiction/Illustrated storybook/Gender
Age-group: 10+

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