The book Ahimsa is taking place in 1942 and is about a ten-year-old Anjali whose mother has just quit her job working under the British Raj for undisclosed reasons and a rising Independence movement is about to take her entire life !! The book opens up with a black Q which states Quit, is painted on the side of her mother’s ex-boss’s wall.
Anjali gets unwillingly involved in the turmoil. She has to give up her biases against the Dalit community or the so-called untouchables and has to sacrifice her lovely foreign-made ghagra-choli for khadi clothes 😦
It takes one into the journey of ahimsa—a practice of nonviolence towards all living things. The point of view of the author is to share the stories of the unsung heroes of India’s Wars of Independence and the book is inspired by the author’s great-grandmother’s experience working with Gandhi Ji.
I would surely recommend this book because of the simple language and an exciting story. You will get a chance to see India’s independence through the eyes of the young, ten-year-old child.
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