We offer special Tulika library packages at attractive discounts in specific languages and/or combinations of languages for different age groups.
Amrita Patwardhan, Pune, India
The simple language and the use of just a few lines per page make it a great resource both for reading out to children and for shared reading by the children in class. Apart from this is the high quality of paper and printing which one rarely gets to see in Hindi books.
Anita Balasubramaniam, Educationist, Chennai
One thing that has emerged in this “repeated reading” of Tulika books with my daughter is that in addition to the story the visuals in these books provide a very rich opportunity to connect experiences in our everyday lives in India with what we are reading. The context of life in India is present in the visuals waiting to be experienced, discovered and made connections to :)
Anita Roy, Commissioning Editor, Young Zubaan
The Tulika books are very seductive and beckon loudly from the shop shelves with their vivid colours and imaginative illustrations. They are especially lovely to hold and feel… Apart from the aesthetic appeal, the choice of subjects, the bilingual approach, and the strong links to a 'sense' of India – contemporary, urban, rural and folk – make a very strong case for me to always consider a Tulika title with seriousness!
Anuradha Gokhale, Parent
One weekend when we were visiting some close friends, Amrita got a lovely gift from them… a stack of books published by your firm. And every single book from that collection has taken her on a new journey, especially books like Malu Bhalu, Eecha Poocha and the Runaway Peppercorn, which were her favorites. Now that we are back home, her only connection to those memories are through those books… it also fondly reminds her of those special cozy afternoons she shared with her grandma telling her similar stories. I am very glad to know that FINALLY there are some books out there, which can make a difference, and more importantly these are books, which our children, here in the USA can relate to. I applaud you for taking this step and putting out such great products…there is obviously a dearth of good and wholesome books/authors for children’s reading. We have a huge, urban, educated middle class in India but pathetically not enough literature is being created for children. Books are typically written to enhance reading skills… but equally important is the need to foster good values, critical thinking and appreciation for our rich folklore and culture in the young minds of our children.
Award from Tamil Nadu Hindi Academy
Award for Best Children’s Literature from the Tamil Nadu Hindi Academy in 2007
Belinda Wright, OBE, Executive Director, Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI)
"The Tulika series (Takdir, the Tiger Cub, Lai-Lai, the Baby Elephant) is filling an urgently needed niche. The general public is surprisingly unaware about wildlife issues, and this series could go a long way to programme in Uttaranchal and the tiger book in our programmes in Sundarbans and central India…"
Chandrima Pal, Scientist, Pune
I am overwhelmed as a mother and a vivid reader myself to see the diverse subjects you have published. The text and the illustrations of every book is eye catching. My daughter loved the books. Thank you Tulika for being so thoughtful for Indian children of today. Our generation unfortunately had to rely only on the foreign authors and Indian literature was mainly limited being regional due to the language bar (like Tagore being read mainly by Bengali kids).
Devashish Makhija, Writer, Filmmaker and Director
I'm interested in the way certain individuals try to keep the cultural / spiritual / emotional heritage of India alive for coming generations. I see you do that through your publications. Commendable.
Gautam and Krutika Patel run a Home Learning Centre.
We've found your books to be amazing… your books have been part of engaging children in regular enjoyable reading, who otherwise would not be. I feel if more people knew how good Tulika Gujarati books are – more people would buy them.
Honor Award from AWIC/ IBBY
Winner of the Honor Award in recognition of the contribution to children’s publishing from Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children/ International Board on Books for Young People in 2007
Jackie Schimdtke, Oklahoma, USA
To me, the treasured moments of my daughter's childhood are the times we spend together pouring over an aesthetic book — mostly Tulika's! Thanks for the happy moments.
Jane Koons , ALC School Library Programme in association with HRF (Hippocampus Reading Foundation).
Every Friday afternoon, in the village of Suviseshapuram, a classroom is transformed into a library. Many of the parents at the Kalnagar Elementary School are scavengers, making their living by picking through garbage and cleaning public toilets. On weekends some of the students work alongside their parents. Mothers started noticing the new library books their children were bringing home. With captivating illustrations and intriguing stories like Gadagada Gudugudu and Vaalameenkku Kalyanam, curiosities rose. One by one, parents with some reading skill started dropping by Kalnagar to see if they could check out books — for themselves. The new libraries are not just for the schools. They are also for the village or the neighborhood—broadening and expanding worlds for their communities.
Rachna Koppikar, Entrepreneur
"It's cause of them that my son just loves Karimuga and Bajrangbali and not chhota bheem."
Ria Patel, California
I recently visited my friend in Berkeley, California. She’d just returned from Chennai and bought a collection of Tulika books for her two daughters.....I too loved the books and immediately checked out your website. I was drawn to your philosophy on children’s books and it was wonderful to see such a great collection of innovative children’s book. I loved reading the profiles of your authors and illustrators and marveled at the awesome talent you have.
Sujata Vijayaraghavan, Dancer, Chennai
Some weeks back I bought your bilingual book THE SEED by Deepa's Balsavar (Tamil translation by Karkuzhali) and enjoyed reading it several times to my three year old grandson Vedant. It is a brilliant production with excellent scripts and pictures. Last week .... I gave the script to the dancers for poetry appreciation and analysis without revealing the source and the context. The discussion went on for nearly half an hour and everyone agreed that it was a poem and a fit subject for dance!
Susan Ayela, Educator, Canada
Marion Sneyd and I purchased two sets of books from you, in both English and Tamil, for the Child Haven International Home in Kaliyampoondi. I wanted to send you this email to thank you for these books and to tell you that the Tulika books are one of the highlights of the library. We were surprised that even the older children loved your books, both the text and the beautiful illustrations.