“Let’s play house-house!” decide Sunehri and her friends. So they put together some old plates and bowls, empty packets of chips, plastic bottles, a broken helmet… things they’ve collected going about their work in the city on whose streets they live.
The game loved by children everywhere takes on a poignant layer when played by those who have never known a home. Pictures full of exuberance and detail bring out their spontaneous joy in a make-believe world, which trips side by side with the harsh reality of their lives.
2019: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary Award