The Why Why Girl – Mahasweta Devi
AUTHOR – Mahasweta Devi
ILLUSTRATOR – Kanyika Kini
Moyna is known for her non stop questions. She is a tribal girl and works very hard everyday. But for every single thing – she asks the question WHY?
If you ask her not to do something, she will ask WHY? Ask her to thank someone, she will say, WHY should I?
WHY for this, WHY for that. WHY and WHY everywhere.
One night Moyna asks the author, “Why do you read books before bedtime?” For once Moyna was silent hearing the answer. And then, there was a huge change in her life and her thinking. What could it be? What was possibly the answer she got from Mahasweta Devi?
This is the author’s true experiences while working with the many tribal communities in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Gujarat.
WHAT CHILDREN CAN TAKE AWAY FROM THIS BOOK
Education is an integral part of one’s development. This delightful read talks about the importance of education, gender issues and empowerment.