Kyun Kyun Ladki (The Why Why Girl)


Story Title: Kyon-Kyon-Ladki
Author: Mahasweta Devi
Storyteller: Jyoti Adapawar
Language: Hindi


What do you call a girl who asks ‘Why?’ for everything – the Why Why Girl. This story is about a young girl named Moyna who lives in a little tribal village. She has so much work to do through the day that she cannot attend school but her head is full of questions. She is so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the ‘why-why girl’!

About The Author

Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s foremost writers. In this delightful story, she tells us how she meets Moyna, a Sabar girl, and helps her find answers to all the why-whys – in books, that Moyna herself learns to read.
Learn more about Mahasweta Devi:

About The Sabar Tribe

The Book


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