A New Home for Ajiri


Author: Sandeep Virmani
Illustrated by Niloufer Wadia

9788187945901 | Centre Stapled | pp. 32 | 2021 | Kalpavriksh

This is the tale of Ajiri a cute chinkara fawn who learns to trust humans when she is separated from her mother. Find out what happens to her.

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Ajiri, a chinkara fawn, gets separated from her mother and is raised by Shivam, the young son of a naturalist and Mitti, a pastoralist girl in the Banni grasslands of Kachchh. Ajiri learns to trust humans as she develops an unusual friendship with Shivam. Will she be reunited with her mother? How does she react when she meets a poacher? Does she survive the encounter?

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Sandeep Virmani
Illustrator: Niloufer Wadia






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About the Contributors

The author has a deep love for nature and animals. As an architect he builds with natural materials such as mud, bamboo, stone and thatch. As a social ecologist, he works with rural and urban communities, exchanging knowledge on natural water harvesting and how food can be grown without harming insects.

The illustrator has worked for over 20 years as a designer and sometimes a copywriter in the advertising industry, before she quit her job as a creative director to return to her first love fine-art and illustration.


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