June 9, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Bookmarked Musings: An Observation of This Kind of Child, the Disability Story by Monisha Raman

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In this essay, Monisha Raman highlights some of the heart-wrenching pieces in the book, This Kind of Child by K. Srilata (Published by Westland, 2022) juxtaposed with anecdotes from her experience working with special children.   

On a sunny winter morning in 2007, I entered the premise of a large building, a home for children with disabilities, for my master’s thesis. Memories of those few months I spent with the kids, the ones that I thought were buried, surfaced and came flooding as I read This Kind of Child, The Disability Story by K. Srilata.

K. Srilata is an academic, poet, and novelist, and the book is a chronicle of people with varying disabilities. Narrated in seven parts, it is woven with an amalgam of interviews, first-person accounts, and a few short stories that portray various perspectives on disability. 

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