Jivuba wants to become a singer but she cannot because she has to get married. Luckily, Dammu, the wise apsara of the forest, casts a spell to remedy the situation! But what happens when the spell breaks?


  • Another of Katha’s Gender Series books, this one is about following one’s dreams, especially girls.
  • The folktale-like format makes this a great story for reading alound or reading with kids, in addition to independent reading.
  • The mixed-media artwork using drawing and photographs is eye-catching.
  • Though a simple story, it has thought-provoking and conversation-starting overtones on gender-related subjects.


This story will make young readers think about following their dreams, and about girls’ right to choose their future.


Author: Geeta Dharmarajan
Illustrator: Sujasha Das Gupta, Priyanka Pachpande
Language: English/Hindi
Page Extent: 28 pages
Price: Rs. 120
ISBN: 978-93-82454-67-0
Publisher: Katha, 2017
Subject category: Fiction/Picture book/Gender
Age-group: 6+

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