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Paati's Rasam

Janaki Sabesh, Dhwani Sabesh, Pallavi Jain (Illustrator)


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Shortlisted for the Jarul Book Awards and Neev Book Awards in 2022

In this gentle story of grief and loss, Janaki Sabesh and Dhwani Sabesh bring to young readers the enduring love of those that have passed but never truly leave us.

Malli loved weekends with her Paati. The head massages, the hugs, the engrossing stories, and most importantly, Paati's delicious, piping-hot rasam.

But then, one day, everything changed. And Malli's world became dark and colourless. No more warm hugs, no more rasam, no more Paati.

Can Malli find a piece of her beloved grandmother to hold on to? Pallavi Jain breathes life and colour into the illustrations storyboarded brilliantly by Vaijayanthi.

Karadi Tales Picturebooks, 9789391790103, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2022

About the Author

Janaki Sabesh loves stories - telling them, sharing them, and performing them. You can also catch her on the big screen as an actor! In 2014, she founded Golpo Tales, a storytelling initiative to spread the magic of stories to audiences everywhere. Dhwani Sabesh is a Young India Fellow from Ashoka University. She also studied Media & Culture at SOAS, University of London. Currently, she works as a Cloud Kitchen brand and menu strategist; she also enjoys poring over cookbooks and experimenting in the kitchen! Pallavi Jain is a Chartered Accountant whose penchant for art and imagination made her switch to Graphic Design. Having completed her masters from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, she believes children inspire change for a better tomorrow. Vaijayanthi is an illustrator from Trichy whose art originates from the need to spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community in India.