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Rhymes for Ranga is a delightful collection of poems about India written in the 1930s
and 40s by an Englishwoman to her Indian son, Ranga, when she found that there were no Indian
nursery rhymes in English to read to him. There are poems on myths, on festivals like Eid and
Diwali, of golden mustard fields, riding in bullock carts and flying kite. Charming and evocative,
Rhymes for Ranga is a classic?that will bring alive the sights and sounds of India for your child.
About the Author
Freda Bedi met her husband Baba Bedi at Oxford University and moved to Lahore with him after
their marriage. She remained in India all her life and had three children, Ranga, Kabir, and Gulhima.
Rhymes for Ranga was written in the 1930s and 40s for her eldest son Ranga Bedi.
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