Beyond Boundaries: A Peek into Rural India
The PARI series
“While the stories are all based on real people, what makes them stand out is that they open up a whole world for the readers, becoming great inter-disciplinary subjects…[they] humanise textbook concepts and put a face to statistics – of migrant workers, people living below the poverty line, young persons with disabilities.”
– The News Minute
The PARI series uses real stories of rural India, disenfranchised people and communities, and the unique challenges they overcome every day. They are stories of triumph – of children who participate cheerfully in civic issues, athletes who power past their disabilities, citizens who demand their right to be heard – and an attempt to give these voices a platform. They also seek to address the serious dearth of children’s books that are set in non-urban locations. The series features five stories set in different parts of rural India – No Nonsense Nandhini; No Ticket, Will Travel; Coming Home; A Big Splash; House of Uncommons. They are tales of courage, adversity, success, and hope.