My Mother’s Sari


The sari that Mother wears everyday is sometimes a train, sometimes a river, or a swing, or a hiding place.

A little girl creates a vivid world of colours and textures playing with her mother’s sari. She climbs up the sari like on a rope, she pulls it as if it’s a long train, and she sails down the sari like a boat on a river.

This picture book is a visual treasure which combines photographs and acrylics in original ways to create a portal to a child’s imaginary world.

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2018 for the theme Love for the age 5-7 yrs.

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A long train, a river, a rope, a hammock . . . the sari that Mother wears everyday is more than a fabric.

A little girl fascinated by her mother’s beautiful saris weaves a world of colours around her. She sails down the sari-river, hides under the sari with her friends, and climbs up the sari like on a rope.

This visual treasure of a picture book combines photographs and acrylics in dramatic and original ways. It breaks away from conventional depictions of both children and the sari, and weaves and winds a yarn filled with shades and textures.

The US edition of this book was selected by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Children’s Book Council as one of the Outstanding International Books for 2007.

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Weight 80 g
Dimensions 26 × 20.2 × 0.2 cm


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