Dev has just unwrapped his favourite birthday present…a cool new kite! But how will he learn how to fly it? By going to one of the largest kite festivals in the world, of course! Ollie, his magical bedtime owl, knows just the place in Gujarat, India.
Modern, informative and funny, the Dev and Ollie series of books takes children on magical adventures to unique festivals in India and around the world.
Aged six, Shweta Aggarwal learned that she did not live in a fair world. Indian society at large simply did not equate her dark skin tone with ‘beauty’. She was mercilessly reminded that she was the ‘black sheep’ in her fair-skinned family and taught to believe that only ‘fair is beautiful’. Since then, the shadow of colourism haunted her wherever she lived – be it India, Japan or the UK – until she finally surrendered. But what does ‘surrendering’ really mean? And what instigated change in her after thirty-eight years?