Ritu Weds Chandni

ritu weds chandini

Ameya Narvankar’s “Ritu Weds Chandni”, an adorable children’s book, was published by Yali Books and released in 2020. An alumnus of IIT-Bombay, he is a visual artist and bookmaker. One reviewer says the narrative “simultaneously confronts homophobia and celebrates child-powered change in Hindu communities: a delight.” 

It is a story about young Ayesha, who is all excited about her favourite cousin, Ritu’s, wedding. The book is told from her perspective, and she is looking forward to dancing at her cousin’s wedding, but she seems to be alone in this excitement. Her family isn’t really happy that Ritu is marrying her girlfriend, Chandni. Furthermore, in the story, the struggle is about this same-sex couple … continue reading

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