A grandmother, who lives away from her two grandchildren from two sons, writes the story of her childhood for them. Separated by two generations and innumerable changes the childhood she had was a subject of fairy tales for the children of today. To tell them how they lived in big joint families and how vacations meant visiting grandparents and other relatives is something that kids would relate to more if they hear it from their granny rather than from a third person.
In a very short story, with the help of some beautiful illustrations, Manju tells about the life of kids before independence, how festivals were celebrated, how everyone used to live in harmony oblivious to religion of the neighbors even when the boundaries of caste were discreetly drawn and accepted by all. She talks about the houses in various localities in Kolkata, Continue reading