- Pub Date: January 2022
- Author : Mandira Shah
- Category: Non-fiction
- Imprint: Speaking Tiger
- Binding: Paperback
- Page Extent: 232
- ISBN: 9789354470905
- Price: `499
ABOUT THE BOOK
Fifteen-year-old April lives in Imphal valley and has grown up learning to save
herself from tear-gas shells and hearing stories about children disappearing.
But when her best friend Henthoiba goes missing, she is determined to find
him. April finds an unlikely ally in Shalini Gupta, her new schoolmate and the
daughter of an army man recently posted in Imphal. With no real leads except
for a bag with some of Henthoiba’s belongings and sharp deduction and
combat skills, the two set out to find him.
As they get sucked into the investigation, they stumble upon a dangerous,
unknown world—where children disappear and are trafficked and trained to
be soldiers. A world where drugs, arms and gold are peddled across borders.
Was Henthoiba abducted because he knew too much about this world? What
awaits Shalini and April at the floating island on Loktak Lake where Henthoiba
was last seen?
Unflinching, tender and action-packed, Children of the Hidden Land is a story
about two girls who overcome their prejudices to question their existing ideas
about nation, friendship and ambition. Above all, it is a story of hope and
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mandira Shah is a part-time writer, who spends most of her time in
the world of IT, engineering automation solutions using data science. She
unwinds by dancing, writing and daydreaming. She lives in Bangalore with her
eight-year-old daughter trying to hide herself while her daughter asks weird
questions and drops truth bombs all around. She and her husband are founders
of Paradox of Fiction, a creative production house for short films.