This is a series of four bilingual books with a rural theme which depict both the problems and simplicity of village life. The central character is Rani, a little village girl. Rani and the Flood The village where Rani lives has been surrounded by flood water. This story is about how Rani and her family face the disaster with courage and hope. Rani and Bholi Bholi, the water buffalo, is Rani’s friend and they have a lot of fun together. In this story, Bholi has disappeared and Rani is very worried. Where could she have gone? Will Rani find her friend? Rani in School It is Rani’s first day of school — she is excited as well as a little worried. What will school be like? Will the teacher be happy with her? Will she be able to make friends? Rani and the Mela Rani and her sister are very excited — they have heard some wonderful news. Their father has some good news for them as well. What could it be? Published in Daily Times, November 4th 2017.