INDIA'S CHILDREN by Bani Shorter


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Here through twelve profiles, the young reader is introduced to the various phases of India's complex life. A child puts the decoration of an airplane on his mud walled house; two children dance at the market for the price of a drum; an untouchable begs for water; a boy sees a dam that will put an end to the pestilence and hunger following floods. Bani Shorter writes with dignity in a style which is at once dramatic and repertorial. Here, for the American reader, are not only the facts of India but the flavor, color and pulse of one of the most problematic areas of the modern world.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1960
Publisher: Viking