Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar audiobook

Ahimsa

By Supriya Kelkar
Read by Zehra Jane Naqvi

Tantor Audio 9781620143568
5.73 Hours Unabridged
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In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi asks Indians to give one family member to the freedom movement, ten-year-old Anjali is devastated to think of her father risking his life for the freedom struggle. But it turns out he isn't the one joining. Anjali's mother is. And with this change comes many more adjustments designed to improve their country and use "ahimsa"—non-violent resistance—to stand up to the British government. First the family must trade in their fine foreign-made clothes for homespun cotton, so Anjali has to give up her prettiest belongings. Then her mother decides to reach out to the Dalit community, the "untouchables" of society. Anjali is forced to get over her past prejudices as her family becomes increasingly involved in the movement. When Anjali's mother is jailed, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work, ensuring that her little part of the independence movement is completed. Inspired by her great-grandmother's experience working with Gandhi, New Visions Award winner Supriya Kelkar shines a light on the Indian freedom movement in this poignant debut.

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Summary

Summary

In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi asks Indians to give one family member to the freedom movement, ten-year-old Anjali is devastated to think of her father risking his life for the freedom struggle.

But it turns out he isn't the one joining. Anjali's mother is. And with this change comes many more adjustments designed to improve their country and use "ahimsa"—non-violent resistance—to stand up to the British government. First the family must trade in their fine foreign-made clothes for homespun cotton, so Anjali has to give up her prettiest belongings. Then her mother decides to reach out to the Dalit community, the "untouchables" of society. Anjali is forced to get over her past prejudices as her family becomes increasingly involved in the movement.

When Anjali's mother is jailed, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work, ensuring that her little part of the independence movement is completed.

Inspired by her great-grandmother's experience working with Gandhi, New Visions Award winner Supriya Kelkar shines a light on the Indian freedom movement in this poignant debut.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Filled with female empowerment, hope, family, and the power of nonviolent resistance…[and] the universal struggle of overcoming fears and biases in order to make the world a better place.” Booklist (starred review)
“This well-written, accessible middle grade debut is powered by strong, fully developed characters who make mistakes and learn over the course of the story…A historical, timely, and informative story that is full of heart and belongs in most library collections.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Narrator Supriya Kelkar transports listeners to 1942 India, where the nation’s fight for independence from the British Empire is taking place…Kelkar excels at creating realistic voices, presenting the young and worried Anjali in a clear, piping voice that helps establish her youth and contrasts with the lower voice she gives to Anjali’s father. The accents used for the characters help establish and maintain the story’s setting.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Supriya Kelkar

Author Bio: Supriya Kelkar

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 5.73
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English