How Old Is Muttajji? (Hindi)


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Written by Roopa Pai
Illustrated by Kaveri Gopalakrishnan

9789386346094 | Center Stapled | pp. 28 | 2019 | Pratham Books

Putta and Putti know that Muttajji is really, really old. But exactly how old is she? Join the twin detectives on an exciting mathematical journey through Muttajji’s memories and India’s history in their quest to crack the big question.

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8-year olds Putta and Putti are curious to know exactly how old is Muttajji, their great grandmother. As they try to work out her age, they must quiz her on significant events in her life, and her memories of them. And use some basic mathematics too. The result? A fascinating time travel that includes visits to several places and events in India’s history.


Roopa Pai
Illustrator: Kaveri Gopalakrishnan




Center Stapled



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About the Contributors

Roopa Pai has been writing for children for over a decade. While she has written plenty of fiction, her forte is children’s non-fiction, particularly science writing, for which she has won a Children’s Book Trust award. She is also a seasoned journalist and writes regularly on travel, lifestyle, personalities and trends. She loves exploring new places, different cultures, trying new food and has a passion for history.

Kaveri Gopalakrishnan is a comic artist and illustrator based in Bengaluru, India. She writes and micro-blogs while travelling between city and countryside; making short, personal stories on themes of personal relationships with nature, body and public spaces and urban tales both independently and with publications across various countries.


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