How Old Is Muttajji?

how old is muttajji?How Old Is Muttajji? – A captivating story where two children try to work out how old Muttajji, their great grand mother, is. As they try to work our her age, they walk through many significant events and places in Indian history, and work through some basic mathematics. The end of the book provides some non-fiction details of the events and places discussed.

By: Roopa Pai, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan


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how old is muttajjiPutta and Putti jumped out of bed.
It was Muttajji’s birthday and they had a train to catch!

how old is muttajji

Muttajji, who was the twins’ mother’s mother’s mother, lived in Mysore with Ajji, who was the twins’ mother’s mother. No one actually knew when Muttajji’s birthday was; but Ajji had always celebrated it on the Makara Sankranthi holiday.

“Amma, will there be a cake?” asked Putti. “A big, spongy cake with pink icing and a rose on top?”
“Naah,” said Putta. “Old people don’t have birthday cakes. And 200 candleswon’t fit on any cake.”
“Muttajji isn’t 200 years old, silly,” said Putti. “How old is Muttajji, Amma?”
Amma smiled. “Why don’t you ask her when we get there?”

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