The PARI series, published under the Karadi Tales chapter book imprint, Minmini Reads, is done in collaboration with People’s Archive of Rural India: an ambitious, acclaimed living archive of reporting about rural India, founded and led by veteran journalist P. Sainath.
The PARI series uses real stories of rural India, disenfranchised people and communities,and the unique challenges they overcome every day, be it in infrastructure, health care, or job security. They are stories of triumph – of children who participate cheerfully in civic issues, athletes who power past their disabilities, citizens who demand their right to be heard – and an attempt to give these voices a platform, as well as address the serious dearth of children’s books that are set in non-urban locations.
No Nonsense Nandini
I’m the boss. I make my own decisions.
Naresh has the world’s coolest mother – she wakes up at midnight, dons a miner’s lamp and goes to her field to harvest flowers. Will he be able to show everyone at school that she’s a hero?
Aparna Karthikeyan tells the story of Nandhini, a remarkable woman who juggles single parenthood and a sampangi farm in Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu.
Based on real events, this is a story about a woman who cultivates a cheery disposition and stubbornly pursues her daring, unusual
Age Group: 10 to 15
Author: Aparna Karthikeyan
No.of pages: 105
Type: Chapter Book