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  • Writer's picturePriyadarshini Panchapakesan

The Postwoman and Other Stories

Updated: Jun 4

About the Book:

“The Postwoman and Other Stories” is a series of short tales written and illustrated by Priyadarshini. Although the book can be classified under the genre of children’s fiction, it can be read by both children and adults alike, similar to the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The book aims to use an uncomplicated storyline to explore the depth of human relationships. It uses simple language paired with the child-like illustrations to explore several larger questions like gender, empathy, and the beauty of the natural environment.

Priyadarshini has titled her book “The Postwoman and Other Stories” because she has always desired to write Literature that promotes inclusion and equality. We often see little girls and boys growing up with restricted vocabulary which further perpetuates and solidifies gender inequality. When little girls are constantly reading stories about businessmen, postmen, craftsmen, policemen to name a few, they may not be able to relate much to the characters or their emotions. In her book, Priyadarshini has tried to make it seem like being a postwoman is the most natural thing in the world.

Although the book addresses profound themes, it is neither monotonous nor heavy. The stories are written in such a way it appeals to the emotions of both children and adults alike. The uniqueness of the book is that it explores ordinary acts of heroism. All the characters deal with normal and ordinary situations, but what makes them extraordinary is how they rise above the situation and overcome the challenge with a splurge of empathy and kindness.


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