Nasira Begum And The Landlord (hindi)
Author: Githa Hariharan
Illustrated by Taposhi Ghoshal
9789386346605 | Centre Stapled | pp. 12 | 2018 | Hindi | Pratham Books
This is a funny story about Nasira Begum and her stingy landlord. Read on to find out how he gets his comeuppance.
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Nasira Begum and her neighbours were fed up; their stingy landlord was forever finding ways to trouble them. One day, the feisty Begum decided to give him back with his own stick, much like the famous Birbal.
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About the Contributors
Githa Hariharan has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her highly acclaimed work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1993, the short story collection The Art of Dying, the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories, and a collection of essays entitled Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also written children’s stories; and edited a collection of translated short fiction, A Southern Harvest, the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity and co-edited Battling for India: A Citizen’s Reader.
The illustrator graduated from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1989. She has illustrated several books for children as a freelance illustrator and designer. Presently she is working for many NGOs and leading publishing houses.
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