Dum Dum-a-Dum Biryani (Hindi)


Author: Gayathri Tirthapura
Illustrated by Kabini Amin

9789350226841 | Centre Stapled | pp. 24 | 2019 | Hindi | Pratham Books

Basha and Sainabi are in a panic. Ammi is ill, and their aunt is arriving with 23 other guests. Can they succeed in converting Ammi’s Biryani recipe for four to serve twenty-four?

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Basha and Sainabi are in a panic. Ammi is ill, and Saira aunty has just announced that she is arriving for lunch – with 23 other people! Budding chef Basha thinks he can cook Ammi’s Dum Biryani, but her recipe only makes enough for 4 people. math wiz Sainabi jumps in to help, declaring that she knows how to turn a 4-person recipe to a 24-person recipe. Do the siblings succeed in serving up a truly Dum Dum-a-Dum Biryani? Read this book to find out!


Gayathri Tirthapura
Illustrator: Kabini Amin




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About the Contributors

The author spends most of her days thinking about making a difference in children’s lives by giving them a positive environment full of beautiful books, toys, unconditional love and understanding. She is part of two organizations working towards these goals – Parent Musings and Tejasvita Trust.

The illustrator graduated as an animator from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Fascinated by the image making process and stories in general, she is interested in the medium of illustration as an exploration ground. When not drawing, she likes reading non fiction and undertaking gastronomic adventures.


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