I Will Save My Land
Author : Rinchin
Illustrated by Sagar Kolwankar
9789350469187 | Center Stapled | pp. 28 | 2017 | Tulika Publishers
This 2018 Neev Book Award for Best Picture Book winner raises the issue of development at a cost to the environment. With Mati trying to save her land and coal mine developers trying to take it.
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Mati pesters her grandmother and father for her own plot of land in the big field. When she does get it, she works hard. And then she hears that a company wants to make a coal mine in their village – the enormous black pit that will eat up all their lands, like it has in the next village.
As always, Rinchin powers her questions through irresistible storytelling. The little girl’s anxiety about losing her land to “a monster machine” cuts close to the heart as it takes head-on an issue that is ravaging tribal Chhattisgarh, where this story is set, and every other place where there is ‘development’ at a cost. The earthy tones of the illustrations take us straight into the fields, while strong lines etch out the determination of two feisty females Mati and her Ajji who will not give in.
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About the Contributors
Rinchin lives in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, working with people’s movements. She loves stories, and feels that everyone should have some to read that reflect the worlds around them. Sabri’s Colours was her first picture book with Tulika, followed by The Magical Fish, a collaboration, and The Trickster Bird. She has also contributed short stories for various anthologies.
Sagar Kolwankar has a deep interest in storytelling through comics, storybooks and novels. He believes that books are gateways to an imaginary world that everyone should visit often. Based in Mumbai, he illustrated this book as a part of an internship with Tulika, while studying at IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay.
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