Ahimsa

Author: Supriya Kelkar

Publisher: Scholastic

About: Can one girl make a difference in the destiny of a nation? It is 1942 and 10-year-old Anjali’s mother has joined India’s freedom struggle. Anjali gets unwillingly involved in the turmoil. She has to give up her biases against the Dalit community, or the so-called untouchables, and sacrifice her foreign-made clothes for khadi. When her world turns upside down, will Anjali be able to overcome her internal struggles and summon the courage needed to complete her mother’s social reform work? Inspired by her great-grandmother’s experience working with Gandhi, Supriya Kelkar brings to life the stories of the unsung heroes of India’s War of Independence.

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by HARINI VENKATESH on Ahimsa

My book report:

What was the book about?

This book is an eye opener and is about a ten year old girl named Anjali. It also talks about Gandhiji telling people not to have hatred towards anyone. Anjali always used to support and encourage people and friends to do things non-violently. They asked one person from each family to join the Freedom Movement so that they could put their best effort and work as a team. I enjoyed reading and had a great understanding.



3 things I like about the book

The first thing I like is that Anjali and most of the people have put their best effort and they found solutions to the problems they faced. The second thing I liked is that everyone took everything in a good spirit.

The third thing is like is that in this book, I went through a range of emotions and found that very interesting.



Would you recommend this book to your friends? Why?

I would recommend this book to a friend because this invokes people to follow Ahimsa. This book also helps people the real meaning of Ahimsa. I feel that this book can be read by anyone. I am sure that this book can be read by one and all.

by Prapti Dugar on Ahimsa

The book is about a girl named Anjali who is 10 years old. This book talks about Gandhiji also. It tells that we must not hate anyone. It explains the way Indians got freedom from the British rule. Gandhiji wanted to strike in non-violent way. They asked one member from each family to join in the freedom movement. A girl lost her uncle in this movement when British people attacked a protest. They asked one person from each family in order to build a strong team to get freedom easily. It talks about freedom of India from British in Anjali’s point of view.

3 THINGS I LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK

I like the descriptions and different words used in the story.

I like the way History is explained in this book and the struggles people faced to achieve freedom from British rule.

I like the way Anjali becomes independent and completes all her school works.



Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why?

Yes, I would recommend this book to my friend, because it is an informative and inspirational book.

by shreya mane on Ahimsa

its 1942 and 10 year old anjali's mother has joined the freedom struggle . Anjali unwillingly involved. she has to give up her biases against the dalit community or the so called untouchables and sacrifice her foreign made clothes in exchange of khadi .when her world turns upside down ,anjali's is able to overcome her internal struggles and summons the courage needed to complete her mothers social reform work