About the Book:
Town-bred and much-travelled, ten-year-old twins, Sharat and Shishir, are most unhappy when they are sent to their grandparents home in their ancestral village while their parents are away in Africa for a year. Nor do they think much of their young cousin, Varsha. But, in spite of Varshas needling and several adventures along the way, they gradually settle down in the village with its beautiful surroundings and in their new school all under the loving care of their grandparents, uncle and aunt. As they watch the seasons change, they are astonished to learn that India has six seasons (ritus). With joy and wonder they discover each season along with their unique links to music, art, poetry, food and fun-filled festivals. As the days and months change, so too, do the boys. The once-dreaded year away is over all too soon
About the Author:
ASHA SHANKARDASS is a practicing Company Secretary by profession and a childrens writer by inclination. Her family hailed from Rawalpindi and left their roots behind during the Partition, to make a new beginning in India. Today, she is the grandmother of two sets of twins and says her books originated from the inevitable grandmothers role of being a storyteller, to keep her grandchildren amused. Her books bind the different generations together grandparents, parents and children in a wonderful web of love and learning while sharing the little and large lessons of life with each other.
RISHI BHARDWAJ was brought up in Ambala, where his father, was posted with the Indian Air Force. Passionate about art from childhood, he moved to Delhi after graduating from college and began his career as a Classical Animator/2d Concept Artist; later evolving into a gifted childrens illustrator. His illustrations reflect a contemporary style. He imparts to each book a visual delight to complement the refreshing storytelling.