The Water Catchers

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Hachette India, May 20, 2013 - Fiction - 172 pages
‘Someone from your bloodline, your village and water are all closely linked . . .’ Counting out his days through measured buckets of water in the overcrowded, water-deprived city of Mumbai, 11-year-old Chintan aka Chintu leads a somewhat ordinary life. But all of that changes when his grandfather recounts a strange prophecy. The revelation takes him on a quest to his ancestral village, Tintodan, which is parched of rain and plagued by empty taps. Here, a chance meeting with Maahi, a shy girl with mysterious powers, makes him believe that prophecies might come true, after all. Back in Mumbai, Chintu has a run-in with a dreaded gang of bullies at school. This results in an impossible challenge and suddenly, he finds himself heading a major conservation competition that could bring his school prestige and a huge prize! Do these unlikely heroes fulfil the prophecy? Who is the saviour from the bloodline? Does Chintu’s school finally win the contest? Does he defeat the bullies? Discover the magic of water and how it transforms everyone who catches a drop.

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About the author (2013)

Bhairavi was born in Nairobi, grew up in London and now lives in Mumbai. She works in the areas of Language Training and Education. Bhairavi is interested in all kinds of cross-cultural exchanges and the quirkiness and good-natured humour that results from it. This is her first novel.

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