The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan

Recommended by Vina Vekria (@VVekria)

Form and genre:  Prose novel

Length: 170 pages

Summary: Journey of an orphaned boy in Mumbai trying to find his birth mother using the tiffin delivery service. My students love it!

Age recommendation and challenging content: Child abuse – protagonist is hit by carer. Hints of sexual exploitation but students often miss it. Recommended for year 7.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Bildungsdroman, good for teaching narrative voice. Themes of family, friendship and belonging

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