- Pub: January 2022
- Author : Aditi Krishnakumar
- Publisher : Penguin Random House
- ISBN: 9780143454267
- Price: Rs. 250/-
- Category: Non-fiction
- Language : English
- Binding: Paperback
- Extent: 192 Pages
- Age: 10+ years
ABOUT THE BOOK
While World War II rages in Europe and the Japanese army draws
closer to India, Raji and her sisters are sent off with their mother to
stay in Manikoil, her mother's family village. But with her brother now a
soldier in the British Indian Army and refugees fleeing from Malaya,
Burma and other eastern countries back to India, Manikoil is no longer
the peaceful haven it once was.
And while there is hope of Independence in the air, Raji is uncertain
whether it will come to pass-and what it will truly mean for her and her
The Songs of Freedom series explores the lives of children across India
during the struggle for independence.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a child, Aditi greatly enjoyed sports and once outswam a porpoise.
She later had a chequered career that included working as a pet food
taster. In her downtime, she enjoys long-distance running and partying
with her friends on Friday nights. Just kidding. It's all fiction, just like her
books. Aditi Krishnakumar works in the finance industry in Singapore,
where she lives with her husband and daughter. She won the Scholastic
Asian Book Award in 2016.