Moyna lives in a little tribal village. She cannot go to school because she has to tend the goats, collect the firewood, fetch the waterâ€¦ But she is so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the˜why-why girl`!
Mahasweta Devi is one of India`s foremost writers. In this delightful story, her first picture book, and the only children`s book she has written in English, she tells us how she meets Moyna (and her mongoose!) and helps her find answers to all the why-whys“ in books, that Moyna herself learns to read.
Some of the translations have been done by well-known writers: Malayalam by Paul Zacharia, Tamil by Ambai, and Kannada by Girish Karnad.