Chipko Takes Root


Author: Jeyanthi Manokaran

9789350224724 | Center Stapled | pp. 24 | 2020 | Pratham Books

Dichi, a brave Bhotiya girl takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees.

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Here is a story set in the hills that shows what bravery and grit can accomplish. Dichi, a brave Bhotiya girl takes part in the Chipko movement to save her beloved trees. Everybody in her village knows that trees give them all the important things in their life. Rapid deforestation in the Himalayan region of the Alaknanda river caused floods in the 1970s and gave birth to the movement to save trees by hugging them.

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Jeyanthi Manokaran




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About the Author

Based in Bengaluru, Jeyanthi Manokaran loves to create a tale with a fresh slant for kids. She writes and illustrates children’s fiction and non-fiction and has been published by Highlights Magazine, Scholastic, National Book Trust and Orient Longman. She has won an UNESCO Asia-Pacific NOMA Concours award for illustrating for kids and a Highlights Foundation Writer’s scholarship, USA.



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