The Boy Who Asked Why: The Story of Bhimrao Ambedkar

Sowmya Rajendran (Author) Satwik Gade (Illustrator)
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Description

Why do I have to sit separately in a corner of the classroom? Why can't I drink water from the tap like other children? Why do the teachers never touch my books?The 'whys' shout louder in little Bhim's head as he grows up, trailed constantly by the monster of untouchability.

They catapult him into a lifetime of struggle for equality. They shape the remarkable ideas that are the cornerstone of the Constitution of India.

The Boy Who Asked Why follows the life of an extraordinary man, 'Babasaheb' Bhimrao Ambedkar, who energized the struggle against caste prejudice. His fiery speeches and writings urged Dalits to protest against the inhumanity they suffered, and continue to suffer. This straightforward telling, visualized with quirky imagination, brings to children a man whose story will raise their awareness of discrimination -- leading them, perhaps, to ask their own whys.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Kitaabworld.Com, LLC
Publish Date
April 14, 2018
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.5 X 0.25 X 8.5 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780999547601

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About the Author

Sowmya Rajendran has published several books for children across age groups. She has an MA in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex and frequently writes on gender-related issues on her blog and other platforms. She's a columnist with the school edition of the New Indian Express and also writes for Sify Movies. Sowmya lives in Pune with her family. This is her first book for adults.