Rachna Puri Dhir
WHEN ALI BECAME BAJRANGBALI by Devashish Makhija Tulika Publishers, 2013, 32 pp., 160
November 2013, volume 37, No 11

‘The residents of Bargad chawl are in danger of losing their homes—their nooks and crannies, shelters and perches. Ali, the monkey, has to find a way out. He swings, jumps and leaps into action, and comes up with a monkey trick that gives a new twist to the phrase, ‘playing god’ in this hilarious and heartwarming story!’ reads the jacket of this picture book recommended for children upwards of 5 years in age.

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