By Uma Krishnaswami, author of BOOK UNCLE AND ME and STEP UP TO THE PLATE, MARIA SINGH
Young Anjali’s journey of awakening opens windows upon the complex history of India’s independence struggle. With simple text and dramatic action, we are drawn into one girl’s life and the steps she must take in her swiftly changing world. Here is a compelling character—impetuous, intelligent, and brimming with heart. At the same time, Kelkar’s novel reveals the power of compassion, as Anjali grows to be a clear-eyed witness to her time and a hero for our own.
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