Published by Tara Publishing, Madras INDIA, 1994
Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. De, Subha (illustrator). Madras: Tara Publishing, 1994 - First Edition - Very Good large format paperback - oblong 8" tall by 11" wide - full color pictorial cover and lavish full color illustrations throughout by Subha De - light foxing around exterior edges, light handling; otherwise bright, clean, unmarked - 29 pages. Adapted from a folk tale based on the film "Girija" by Madhyam, Bangalore. The tale brought to a village by three gypsy women, tells of a little girl called Mala and how she defeated the demon who swallowed the rain-seed, first as a male alter-ego, a little boy called Amal, and then as herself.