Moonrise from the Green Grass Roof
The book Moonrise from the Green Gross Roof by Vinod Kumar Shukla has just been translated into English by Satti Khanna (AMES). Harper Collins is the publisher.
"There were a hundred games the children played with the sky. Each question that arose in a child's mind was a game. 'Where is the moon?' they asked if they woke up in the middle of the night. There's a pygmy mountain at the edge of the village. Near the top of the mountain is a mysterious hole. If you toss a stone down that hole it will keep falling until your turn to hear it hit the bottom . There's a second-grader named Bolu in the village school. He only speaks while he walks. If you want to speak to him, you must walk with him. And then there's the moon rising from the green grass roof . It travels with Bolu and his friends wherever they go. In this book, light as pebbles skimming across the pond, Vinod Kumar Shukla speaks of the wonder of a universe in which however separate we seem, we are inevitably joined as one."