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One Magical Morning

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Katha has published two feminist picture books that bring rural India and women’s rights into focus. This is one of them. The story of Jishnu, the Sarpanch of Vikaspur who wants the Sun God to grant him a boy instead of a girl. The Sun God takes the wish very seriously, because the next thing he knows, Jishnu finds his stomach growing. He is pregnant!

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TYPESPAPERBACK
CONDITIONNEW
AGE GROUP4 YEARS AND ABOVE
PAGES32
SIZEMEDIUM
LANGUAGEENGLISH
AUTHORGeeta Dharmarajan
ILLUSTRATED BYAtanu Roy
PUBLISHED BYKATHA BOOKS

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This is the story of Jishnu, the Sarpanch of Vikaspur who wants the Sun God to grant him a boy instead of a girl. The Sun God takes the wish very seriously, because the next thing he knows, Jishnu finds his stomach growing. He is pregnant!

Jishnu finds out how hard it is for a pregnant woman to do all housework without proper medical care or nutrition in the village. He lobbies for better health care, vaccination and food for all the pregnant people. He sets up a community kitchen and quickly gains fame as India’s best Sarpanch.

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One Magical Morning

One Magical Morning

Katha has published two feminist picture books that bring rural India and women’s rights into focus. This is one of them. The story of Jishnu, the Sarpanch of Vikaspur who wants the Sun God to grant him a boy instead of a girl. The Sun God takes the wish very seriously, because the next thing he knows, Jishnu finds his stomach growing. He is pregnant!

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