MACHHER JHOL (Fish Curry)
Written by Richa Jha and illustrated by Sumanta Dey
Paperback | 40pp | 22.2 cm x 27.0 cm (landscape) | 5yrs +
Published in October 2018
When Gopu’s father (Baba) falls sick, the visually impaired Gopu knows he would have to step out alone. He negotiates the crowds, the markets and the traffic of the city of Calcutta, all by himself, to reach his grandma’s house to get her to cook Baba’s favourite fish curry. Does he succeed in bringing it home to him?
In this book, Richa Jha writes as much about the courage of Gopu as she does about the sounds and smells of a bustling metropolis. Sumanta Dey brings alive the city of Calcutta between the covers of this book and makes the readers feel they are walking alongside Gopu.
Richa Jha is an author, publisher and picture book enthusiast. She is an independent creator of picture books in English under her PICKLE YOLK BOOKS imprint. She has written twelve picture books and edited an anthology for young adults. Her various titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Crossword Award, Publishing Next Industry Awards and the FICCI Publishing Award. She is an avid reader and indefatigable traveller.
Sumanta Dey is an artist and illustrator currently training IB and IGCSE students at an international school in Bengaluru. His works have been a part of exhibitions both in India and outside, and has received several prestigious national and international scholarships and awards. He also enjoys doing mural painting, all of which you’ll find in Kolkata, his home town.