Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

Set in pre-partition India, ten-year-old Anjali’s mother joins Gandhi’s movement. It touches on things Ghandi encouraged like wearing homespun clothes, non-violent resistance (and how sometimes it wasn’t non-violent), the caste system, and the Hindu-Muslim riots. It’s aimed at middle grade kids so it is told very simply, but very effectively. The story is very engaging and I enjoyed it a lot. I highly recommend Ahimsa to kids learning about Indian independence.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2019: 13
Pages Read in 2019: 3171
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