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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789383145232
Publisher: Tara Books
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 10.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gita Wolf was born in Calcutta but educated in different cities in India, including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. She received her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Erlangen/Nuerenberg, Germany. In 1994, she started Tara Books, as an independent publishing house based in India. Beginning with The Very Hungry Lion in 1995, she has written over 20 books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. One of her latest books, Do!, was honored with the prestigious BolognaRagazzi New Horizons award.  

A writer, translator, social historian and activist, V. Geetha is a freelance editor and a leading intellectual from Tamil Nadu, India. She has been active in the Indian women’s movement since 1988, organizing workshops and conferences. Geetha has written widely, both in Tamil and English, on gender, popular culture, caste, and politics.
  Gangu Bai belongs to an indigenous community called Bhil, whose members live in villages across western and central India. Her rich repertoire of stories is steeped in the community’s lore. The award-winning artist has been painting for over two decades, and her work has been exhibited both in India as well as abroad. Gangu works with the National Museum of Mankind in Bhopal.

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"People know edible leaves from poisonous ones. Children who graze cattle or goats in the forest eat these buds and fruits as snacks. They climb up the tree and pluck them, with the animals grazing below. How did people first begin to eat these leaves? The shamans are said to be the first people who ate them. Children watch their parents, and they know what is good to eat."
— from the book

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