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Trash! On Ragpicker Children and Recycling

Anushka Ravishankar, Gita Wolf, Orijit Sen A unique combination of fact and fiction, Trash! tells the story of Velu, a runaway village child who ends up as a waste-picker in a big Indian city. Unusual and thought-provoking, it explores a range of issues: from child labour and child rights to waste and recycling. Re-released several years after its first publication, this edition comes with a new preface that takes stock of and reflects on the state of child labour, rights, consumption and waste generation in our times.

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Weight 280.0 g
Dimensions 184 × 241 mm
ISBN

978-81-86211-69-4

Pages

112

Printing

Offset-printed

Binding

Paperback

Age Group

10+

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Anushka Ravishankar

Anushka Ravishankar

Dubbed ‘India’s Dr. Seuss’, Anushka Ravishankar is one of India’s most celebrated children’s authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Anushka has now written over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, she founded the Indian children’s publishing house Duckbill together with Sayoni Basu. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf started Tara Books as an independent publishing house based in India. An original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Orijit Sen

Orijit Sen

Graphic designer Orijit Sen studied at the National Institute of Design. He has worked on several exhibition and museum design projects in India, the UK and Russia. He works as a freelance graphic designer, comics creator and illustrator in addition to functioning as the Creative Director of People Tree, an art studio and shop in New Delhi, which he co-founded in 1990.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.