Nani has gone. Forever. WHERE? asks Nina. Her mother grapples with answers but Nina won’t stop asking. Finally, she finds her own answers, through the warmth of memories, the comfort of imagination – and a little bit of natural science! 2018: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award - Best Picture Book - Story 2017: Nominated for the Publishing Next Award...
Nina is at a loss when she’s given the role of Kasturba – after all Kasturba was only Gandhiji’s wife… wasn’t she? Confused, she starts preparing for the play. But soon discovers that an ‘ordinary’ wife can be quite an extraordinary person.
"Come in for a haircut!You choose... We cut!" says the sign outside a hair cutting saloon, so a lion walks in to do just that. But where is everyone? And who are these other lions staring at him?
HURRY! LAST 18 COPIES LEFT! A hot summer day, an old man in dusty clothes who calls himself a maharaja, a little boy Munna who believes him, and a teashop full of people who don’t…
A humorous grandma story about a smart partridge, which gently draws attention to the plight of the Paardhi tribals of Madhya Pradesh who have had to leave the forest to become ragpickers in the city.
When Sun was out people did things, but when Moon appeared all they did was sleep! Moon doesn’t like it. She wants to be noticed. So starting from where the three seas meet at the tip of India she goes to the mountains at the very top, trying to ruffle up waters and get attention. But it doesn’t work! 2017: Nominated for The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks...
Graa-aaa-aaa-ooo-oon! Every time Beni Ram tries to sell his camel, Bholu promptly trots back. “The villagers use vans now instead of camel-carts. Nobody wants to give your old man a job anymore,” says a gloomy Beni Ram. But fate has surprising plans for the out-of-luck Beni Ram and his beloved camel... 2017: South Asia Book Award: Honor Book
There isn't a drop of water in the village. The desperate people set off to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. And what does he tell them to do? Go home and paint! An origin story about Bhil art with stunning illustrations in the traditional pithora style.
The life of an extraordinary man, whose questioning ‘why's led him to fight untouchability, urge Dalits to protest against the inhumanity they suffered — and finally, to help draft the Indian Constitution that would ensure equality for all. Visualised with quirky imagination, this is a story that will raise the awareness of children, and make them ask...
The drums beat in a swirly whirl of rhythms and rhymes for little ones — a colourful kaleidoscope of originals from well known writers, familiar favourites from the Oluguti Toluguti collection, sounds and resonances from a world familiar to children.
Dhum dhum dhum… Dungi dances to a dhinchak beat in this foot-tapping story that will make young readers move and groove! Eye-catching visuals bring to life the dance and drama in a woolly world. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Something's fluttering around! It settles on a shoulder here, on a nose there… Where did it come from? And where is it going? Lively illustrations with a vivid pop of colour put you on the trail of a story that needs no words.
HURRY! LAST 15 COPIES LEFT! When the lights go off at the cave temples, it is quiet little Kanna who coolly leads everyone to safety. Light or no light, it makes no difference because he can't see anyway. A joyous story that inverts the notion of ‘disability' and portrays a child for whom having a visual impairment is just the way he is — and even a...
A hilarious true story of a cow with fierce eyes and a furious appetite, who chomps on textbooks, clothes and anything blue — till she gets a taste of ilish fish! Vivid photo collages are offset by light doodles in an unusual rendering. 2016: Nominated for the Crossword Book Awards – Children's Writing
When Salim the knife-sharpener decides to cross the jungle in search of work, he runs into a customer he didn't bargain for in his ‘wildest' dreams! Cheerful pictures liven this humorous tale that ends with a delightfully ‘sharp' twist!
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.
Ma buys the perfect present for her little Tokai from a pavement hawker — a toy bird that repeats what it hears. The problem starts when Ma can't make it stop! There is mayhem in the middle of busy, busy Dalhousie Square, with a stalled bus and an angry policeman. Bright, bold pictures set off this hilarious story that captures the soul of Kolkata.
Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch ripe yellow mangoes as they fall — but how can she, on a wheelchair? Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla, with energetic illustrations full of warmth and cheer. 2018: Best of Indian Children's Writing: Contemporary
Little Nonnu's world revolves around her pet goat, Appaka. One day, Appaka goes missing! What will Nonnu do without her best friend? Warm, bright pictures evoke the bond between the two with affection.
Ari may be shy, but he knows he will make a wonderful lion in the class play. When he is neither noticed nor chosen, what does he do? Bold, kitschy pictures capture Ari's transformation into a roaring, growling lion!
When Fakruddin worries, he gets frantic. And Frantic Fakru is now worried because his fridge is spoilt, the day is hot, and he is desperate for cold water. What does he do?
After his big-big sneeze, Gajapati Kulapati is back with a SPLASH! Like the very popular first book, sounds, rhythm, and repetition make this too a perfect read aloud for little ones.
Hambreelmai is the first weaver, happy at her loom. One day, Sheipung the porcupine sees her exquisite cloth and wants it… What happens next is the story of how the Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh learnt to weave.
With silly verse, fun puns and exuberant visuals that play with letter shapes, this is a zany, never-before introduction to the English alphabet. Already a hit in classrooms for teaching the ABC!