Author: Madhu Kishwar
Madhu Limaye/R K Murthy
Illustrator: Jagdish Joshi / Neeta Gangopadhyay
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123734573
A pack of colorfully illustrated 2 books for children. The first book Dear Popat carries letters, like short snappy anecdotes, written from prison, and the 2nd title is a series of conversations between children on the world around them.
Elsewhere Madhu Limaye has done some very serious and profound writing. But when he wrote to Popat from the prison, his erudition has to bow to the level of little Popat’s understanding.
It is obvious as one reads these letters that Madhu Limaye intended the letters to serve a dual purpose. One was to sprinkle the soothing balm of affection on the child, smarting from this enforced separation from his father. The other was to drown his own intense loneliness in the letters to his beloved son.
The World of Shadows