Why Paploo Was Perplexed


Author: Devashish Makhija
Illustrated by Tiya James

9789350460511 | Centre Stapled | pp. 24 | 2011 | Tulika Publishers

Paploo is a curious little fellow, full of questions as he thinks of the world he lives in.

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Paploo is a curious little fellow, full of questions and not afraid of asking. And that’s how children should be, says the author — full of questions and free to come to their own conclusions. Pictures and words in verse are delightfully stood on their heads in this story that amuses even as it sets the reader thinking about the world in which we live.

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Devashish Makhija
Illustrator: Tiya James








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The author spends his life bewildered by the world, driven to manic curiosity about little things (like why the “butter-fly” is not called the more befitting “flutter-fly”). To distract him from such insomnia-inducing questions, he makes films, does graphic art, writes poetry, stands on his head each morning, and sings songs to Bombay pigeons each night. His alter ego resides at www.nakedindianfakir.com

The illustrator illustrated this book as part of her diploma project while she was studying at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru. She loves animals, colours and children, and is inspired by dreams of flying homes and talking pets.


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