Neela Doll & Book

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Neela™-India, 1939

Winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (2003)

Twelve-year-old Neela Sen is wearing her first sari in honor of her sister’s wedding. The sari is made from a single piece of orange silk chiffon, six feet long and embroidered with silver flowers. Her silk taffeta choli, or blouse, closes with a delicate beaded tie that crisscrosses in back. Her new gold necklace is to be added to her wedding dowry, but Neela’s heart is stirred more by India’s freedom fight than it is by the thought of marriage.

As India struggles for its freedom, Neela also strives for her chance to grow independently and with pride.

9-inch Neela™ doll includes stand and the Neela: Victory Song paperback book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. 

 

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Now that her older sister is married, 12-year-old Neela Sen knows that her parents will soon be looking for a husband for her. But Neela’s heart is stirred more by the fiery talk she overhears about India’s freedom struggle than it is by talk of marriage. When Neela’s father goes to Calcutta to secretly investigate India's growing independence movement and doesn’t return, Neela™ realizes that she must do the unexpected—and take matters into her own hands.

The bindi painted on Neela’s forehead is worn as decoration by young Hindu women

Product CodeRetail PriceDetails
HDP5
$50.00
Edition type: 
Open
Years
From: 
2002
Still available?: 
No
To: 
2005
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Doll Details
Gender: 
Girl
Skin tone: 
Dark
Eye color: 
Brown
Hair color: 
Black
Hair length: 
Long
Hair style: 
Straight
Bangs?: 
No
Freckles?: 
No
Pierced ears?: 
Yes
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