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Marathi stories for kids - Vaalvantatil Maaldhok (The Maldhok in the Desert) - Pratham Books

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Chaitan’s family seldom has guests. One day, a guest arrives. Why does his visit trouble not only Chaitan, but also his dearest friend Gagan? This is a tale of turmoil in the life of a young boy and a near-extinct bird, set in a remote part of Rajasthan.

Original story, The Maldhok in the Desert, beautifully written by and illustrated by Jeyanthi Manokaran. Translated into Marathi by Santosh Shintre. Published by Pratham Books. Narrated by Asawari Doshi.

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