Paati’s Rasam


Malli loved weekends with her Paati. The head massages, the hugs,
the engrossing stories, and most importantly, Paati’s delicious, piping
hot rasam.

But then, one day, everything changed. And Malli’s world became dark
and colourless. No more warm hugs, no more rasam, no more Paati.

Can Malli find a piece of her beloved grandmother to hold on to?

In this gentle story of grief and loss, Janaki Sabesh and Dhwani Sabesh
bring to the young reader the enduring love of those that have passed
but never truly leave us. Pallavi Jain breathes life and colour into
the illustrations storyboarded brilliantly by Vaijayanthi.

Product Details

Age Group: 6+ Years
Authors: Janaki Sabesh & Dhwani Sabesh
Illustrator: Pallavi Jain
Storyboard by: Vaijayanthi
No. of pages: 40
Format: Picture Book

Binding: Paperback

Category: Tags: , , ISBN: 978-93-9179-010-3.


Reviews for Paati’s Rasam: 

“The reason rasam is often the hardest dish to get right is not just because of its deceptive simplicity. It’s because one of the ingredients is nostalgia. Janaki and Dhwani have captured the heart-warming essence (literally “rasam”) of grandmotherly love, the tragedy of loss, and the keeping alive of memories via food. And Malli’s rasam recipe is just perfect.” – Krish Ashok, author of Masala Lab.

“This book, like the perfect rasam, is evocative and rekindles familiar emotions and fragrances, and takes you on a wonderful ride down memory lane.” – Rakesh Raghunathan, food historian and raconteur

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