|Review by Nirmala Saravanan, a mom from S.B.O.A School and Junior College, Anna Nagar, Chennai.|
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A beautiful fiction about a very brilliant ambitious twelve year old boy, Akash, fighting his poverty to achieve a simple wish of getting into a good school to learn maths.
It was fascinating information that the author Monika Schroder is from Germany and now works in India has taken pains to learn the traditions and cultures of India , and the in depth explanation of India’s poverty affecting children’s education. And it is only her second novel!!
Akash is gifted with a mystic number sense and his love for maths drives him away from the family, bonded labour and from the drugs dealer. He has complete faith in Saraswathi, Goddess of Education to decide his fate. He explores many a ways to reach his goal. Finally the righteous deeds wins over the illegal ways.
Vedic maths is being talked about by a foreign author. How did we fail to recognize this and incorporate the same in our school syllabus? The author has used to illustrate shortcuts in Vedic maths can be used to improve mental maths skills.
The book will be an inspiration to a lot of students. Simple language and a normal story told very interestingly and of course very motivating. Saraswati indeed did help Akash find the right path to reach his goal.
Review by Nirmala Saravanan, a mom from S.B.O.A School and Junior College, Anna Nagar, Chennai.
I am a banker by profession. I love to read and also do a lot of traveling with family and friends. In my leisure I play with my daughter, conduct group games for her friends like Pictionary, Quiz, UNO cards etc. and catch up with my friends through Face book. My daughter Madhuvanthi is a Brown belt in Karate and a good Carnatic singer. I take her out for various tournaments and competitions and she has won prizes in several of them.
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