The Boy In The Cupboard
“Darling, why don’t you come out and play?
I wonder what you do in there all day?”
Karan’s favourite place in the whole world is his cupboard. If he’s not at school, he’s in the cupboard. Even if he goes out to play with his friends, he’ll be back inside the cupboard before you know it. And somehow, no one’s asked him why until one day, Ma does. And even though Ma usually knows everything, she didn’t know what Karan was going to say…
A heartfelt tale about a boy trying to understand himself and his place in the world, The Boy in the Cupboard is for everyone who’s ever questioned something they were blindly asked to believe in.
Children are our hope for a gentler, more inclusive future and what better way to initiate a conversation with them than a beautifully illustrated picture book (art by Priya Dali), and a story (by Harshala Gupte) that includes moments that almost every child and adult has experienced at some point in their lives. The Boy in the Cupboard is an attempt to pave a block on the path towards a world that doesn’t force anyone into a literal or metaphorical closet.