How to Raise a Feminist

How to Raise a Feminist

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Neha Kirpal at writes on some of the recent children’s books by Indian publishing houses that have feminism at its core, whether overtly or in a subtle way. I am thrilled to see my  The Unboy Boy making this list. Kirpal writes,

“It (The Unboy Boy) made waves for dealing with gender identity in an Indian context. In the story, Gagan’s family cannot get on board with the fact that he is not “boy” enough.”

Read the entire article here.




Two of my books on the LRSIA 2017 recommended list, Yay!

Two of my books on the LRSIA 2017 recommended list, Yay!

Awards and Recognition Blog posts

Just received this exciting piece of news – two of my books, The Unboy Boy (illustrated by Gautam Benegal, Pickle Yolk Books), and Whispers in the Classroom, Voices on the Field (edited by me, Wisdom Tree),  have been selected alongside some other truly awesome books for this year’s Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) 2017! How cool is that!

 Here is the entire list for this year.

Organised by the inimitable author, educator and story teller par excellence Shamim Padamsee and her Young India Books team, this is the fourth edition of the awards. These annual awards applaud and recognise the five leading schools of India for their exemplary work in instilling a love for reading in their students. On the historic occasion of our 70th year of Independence, this year’s programme lays emphasis on INDIA MERI HAI with the objective of creating sensitive readers and aware citizens who care for our land, its people, environment and heritage.

Don’t miss this lovely, upbeat video “India Meri Hai” the team has produced; its peppy zing will have you humming it all day long! It will be shown at the participating schools and other venues. India’s leading wildlife photographers have contributed to making this an inspirational video. The images in the film can be used for further discussion to sensitise students to our environment.

Watch it here!


To know more and/or to participate in the Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) 2017, 

visit the website or click here

The Unboy Boy goes to NutSpace!

The Unboy Boy goes to NutSpace!

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I am an ardent admirer of Rohini Vij and her crazily creative gang at NutSpace! So it is a matter of sheer delight that ‘The Unboy Boy’ got picked up as one of the books for their 5-day workshop recently. In their words:

“5 Days and 5 Fabulous books came alive. It was such joy to see the participants literally devour books. They read, explored, touched, smelt, soaked five handpicked books in this unique workshop.

There was so much more that happened. Participants practised 21st century skills by collaborating, being creative, communicating, thhinking critically and sharpening their confidence.”

NutSpace, I love you! Here are some pics of the little ones engaging with ‘The Unboy Boy’:

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