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Ritika Gour
YAMINI AND THE 7:00 PM GHOST by CG Salamander. Illustrated by Sahitya Ran Scholastic, 2020, 85 pp., 295.00
November 2021, volume 45, No 11

Yamini and the 7:00 pm Ghosts is a story by CG Salamander that revolves around 12-year-old Yamini and her friends discovering the mystery of ghosts in their neighbourhood. The story begins with Yamini hearing the rumours about ghosts in her neighbourhood that come around 7 in the evening. Everyone in the neighbourhood is scared of these ghosts, including Yamini’s friends. But Yamini doesn’t believe in the rumours. Therefore, she tries to solve the mystery.

Yamini is a curious child and one who questions everything. Her character breaks many stereotypes as she is not afraid of the ghosts even when the men around her are scared. The women in the story are portrayed as more powerful and fearless characters, be it Yamini’s mother or her friends Priya and Shreya.

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