Slices of history, flavours of places, explorations of art, perspectives on people, events and the environment… an array of non-fiction served up in exciting ways, put together by established and new writers, activists, thinkers, environmentalists, artists, archaeologists, teachers…
The Maldharis and the lions have coexisted peacefully for many years. Informative text and evocative photographs capture the many facets of life in the Gir forest of Gujarat.
An imaginative look at the life of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose through the eyes of his friend, the plant Mimosa Pudica. The comic book format packs in a punch, with dashes of humour and doses of quick information.
What do ancient fragments of cloth found in Egypt have to do with modern-day Gujarat? The answer starts with A — and sets us off through the alphabet, building with blocks of a very different kind! A for Ajrakh, B for Bagh, C for Chhipa… Each letter sparks off an aspect of block printing on textile, so that by Z for Zafran what we get is a fascinating...
Superhero action carved on rocks... A headless statue... Royal inscriptions on pillars and copper plates... Glass fragments from a lost city... These may sound like clips from a fantasy thriller, but are in fact objects unearthed at archaeological sites across the country — and the stories they throw up are just as exciting! 2019 Winner of the Bal...
With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh. 2016: Honour Book (Non-fiction),...
Stories and fascinating facts take the reader on a double-decker ride across 15 states of India. They emerge distinct and different, like pieces of a jigsaw that create a magnificent whole — India!
From oppressive loneliness, Sonabai Rajawar 'makes' her way into a world of beauty and joy! An introduction to the life and unique creative vision of a quietly strong, self-taught artist, through rich photos and a sensitive telling. 2016: Best Book (Non-fiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2016: Outstanding International Book, United States...
Taking a long step back in history, this explores how the world's first artists may have tried their hand on the very first canvases — the walls of rocks and caves. The story of art unfolds with photos of ancient paintings at the Bhimbetka Caves, with creative reproductions of rock art.
In his second book, Vinod Eshwer plays with monsoon clouds. The message is simple: rainwater is free, pure and precious — save it. The perfect companion to Let's Plant Trees.
The first comprehensive book for slightly older readers that traces the Olympic movement in India. Exploring the seven Olympic and Paralympic values through the lives of Indian sportspeople, it also contains hilarious comic strips, timelines, news reports, trailblazers and perspectives.
Dinosaurs didn't roam only in faraway America. Join Shankar and his little sister Sandhya on their adventure as they make fascinating discoveries in this first-of-its-kind dino book.
Ira does happy backflips in the calm Chilika Lake. But she and the other friendly Irrawady dolphins must be mindful of hidden dangers all around. Rare photographs bring us up close to these endangered animals and their plight.
A well researched and attractively designed book for younger readers with stories about little known, differently abled and well known Indian sportspeople. Anecdotes, timelines and milestones trace the evolution of the Games. Activities engage children more closely with sport, sporting issues and the sporting spirit.
Fourteen folktales, anecdotes and popular stories from around the world catapult mathematics to a fun sphere! There are explanations too, all very accessible and fascinating.
Tiger cub Sultan and his Ammi have a special friend they call Junglee Bina because she loves the jungle. Bina wanders there for hours, unafraid, and taking photographs. It is these stunning photos that show Sultan's life in the Ranthambore forest, even as he tells the story of a warm relationship between a woman and the wild.
Superimposing facts and photos from a real site with perky drawings and imagined stories, the book brings to life a distant past and initiates children into the fascinating world of archaeology.
With gender issues hitting news hotspots, there are more and more questions but answers are shrouded in stereotype and convention. This book ‘talks' directly to teens on all aspects of gender, lifting confusions and creating awareness. Alongside is a visual commentary that prods and provokes, even as it makes you laugh.