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A fictional take based on research on how zero came to be used in mathematical calculations. Was it Muchu the merchant's idea? Illustrations have bright earthy colours and textures.
This book offers straight-from-the-heart answers to common doubts and misconceptions about disability. The childlike drawings are as simple and powerful as the short poems.
When the people beg a lazy god to find land, he goes to the astrologer for help. A zany story from the Bhilalas of central India, with pictures based on original mud-wall paintings. 2000: Excellence in Publishing, Federation of Indian Publishers
A bad tempered snake learns the secret of life from a wandering monk. The charming, evocative drawings are adapted from the Kalighat style of painting popular in Bengal.
A little girl spills, drops, breaks, trips on things. She is called Clumsy, Slowcoach, Careless... words that scare away all other words. But in her head, words become stories and stories, pictures. With a box of paints and a brush, she sweeps herself away from the names people call her! Vivid watercolours lift her from her everyday milieu into a swirl of...
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.
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.
Bananas, sugarcane, coconut, jaggery and a big ball of rice! Gajapati Kulapati has been overeating! The third book about this endearing elephant makes for a tickling new read aloud experience and a cheery cure for tummy troubles.
A boy who doesnt stop talking, furry cats and clacking needles... Shobha has a dream every night, but she always wakes up before they end. How do these dreams end? She really has to know.
"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?
Gitti the rock is very old. After a long, long journey that started from the boiling hot centre of the earth, he now sits quietly on a mountain, watching the sun rise and set. What is his story?
Award for Excellence in Publishing from the Federation of Indian Publishers, 2000 for Tamil translation Yaar Adutha Ningthou? 2000: Excellence in Publishing, Federation of Indian Publishers (for the Tamil translation)
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
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…
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...
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...
Lined up on a street are noisy motorbikes, honking cars, crowded buses, impatient autos... In their midst sits Maharani! At the heart of this funny little vignette is a cool-as-a-cucumber cow, an all too familiar character of an Indian streetscape. 2018: The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award – Best Picture Book – Illustrations 2018: Honor Book, South...