Hina in the Old City introduces us to her world and to the craft of the zardosi embroiderers. The girls in School is Cool, Where's that Cat?, The Seed, The Veena Player, The Snow King's Daughter take us along on voyages of discovery - through their eyes we discover Tibet, how art restoration works, the different experiences of attending school between generations. Malli, The Village Fair, Priya's Day introduce us to rural and small town Tamil Nadu, with a slew of activities and festivities associated with the locale. Our heroines learn and teach at the same time, opening up a world to us through their exploration of it.
Sabri of Sabri's Colours and The Why-Why Girl wonder why some things are the way they are. They follow their passions, they ask unspoken questions about why some resources are denied to some people.
My Name is Amrita describes the life of a fine woman artist. Aditi leads us on many adventures, asking questions about what an adventure story and heroism and all that jazz means really, without being preachy about any of it. And Pippi does exactly what she feels like. While the girl in Malu Bhalu, ok, the girl polar bear pushes the boundaries of what a girl can do.
Have we left out any? Which girls from Tulika's books do you like?