Trash! On Ragpicker Children and Recycling

Trash! is a unique combination of fiction and fact. Based on the real-life experiences of street children in Chennai, it tells the story of Velu, a runaway village child. He ends up as a ragpicker in a big city and must face the harsh realities of life on the streets. The story is accompanied by facts and arguments that connect complex issues—ranging from child labor and child rights, to lifestyles, waste and recycling. (Source)

Authors: Gita Wolf & Anushka Ravishankar

Illustrator: Orijit Sen

Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children’s books have won major international awards. (Source)

Writer Anushka Ravishankar carries on in the nonsense-verse tradition of Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear and Lewis Caroll with their witty and jubilant poetry-tales of India, which are internationally acclaimed, widely translated, and honoured with innumerable awards. Anushka has authored over 18 books. (Source)

Illustrator Orijit Sen studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Since 1988, he has worked on diverse graphic, exhibition, and textile design related projects, and has exhibited his work in Japan, Europe, and India. Orijit Sen also co-founded ‘People Tree’, the well known enterprise that promotes design and artisanal and marketing collaborations. Orijit Sen is also a well known illustrator, his comic book ‘River of Stories’, on the social and environmental issues in the Narmada Valley won critical acclaim. (Source)

Leave a Reply