CHILDREN`S LITERATURE FESTIVAL

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CHILDREN`S LITERATURE FESTIVAL
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL
A RT &
C R AFT
S T O RYT E L LIN G
28
&
29
NOV. 2015
ENTRY FREE
D R AM A
Shankar's Cent re
for Children,
Children's Book Trus t
&
CHANAKYAPURI, NEW DELHI
W O R K SH O P S
T he
Brit ish
School
W E L CO ME T O
B OO K A ROO
2015
Putting together this year’s Bookaroo is something we will not forget in a long, long
time.
It has been an extremely challenging 2015 for us. However, we discovered
something extremely heartening too - that we have good friends all over the world,
who came together to encourage us to not lose heart. We couldn’t have done it
without our friends, supporters and sponsors.
The spread is the same and the venue a bit compact this time, but we are sure you
will find the programme as delightful as in the past seven versions of Bookaroo.
There is something new as well.
Beginning this year, Bookaroo Delhi will focus on regional children’s literature. This
time it is Bangla. We will leave you to uncover the treasures inside. Also on display is
an exhibition of cover artwork from unforgettable children’s books in Bangla.
As the festival moves from Delhi to Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad (yes, we have added two
new cities) and Kuching, we hope to make more friends and reach out to as many
children as possible.
Walk in to your Weekend!
Jo William s
Sw ati Ro y
M Ve n kat e s h
FES T IV A L
P RO D U CE R S
Bookaroo Trust
Based in New Delhi, India, the Trust is committed to bringing good literature to
children. Promoting book related events, Bookaroo works in tandem with
renowned writers, illustrators, storytellers, theatre people, publishers, editors and
schools. www.bookaroo.in
Eureka! Books
A specialist, independent, children’s online bookstore. Its mission is to bring
children and books together. www.eurekabookstore.com
i
All sessions with limited seats are on a first-come-first-served basis.
If any indoor venue is full, visitors will not be allowed in.
VE N UE F INDE R
6
7
5
1
4
3
2
Shankar's Cent re for Children
Children's Book Trus t
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi
SES S ION VE N UES
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg
along with page index
1
One Friday Think Tank pg 6
2
Scroll-a-thon pg 24
3
Crafty Corner pg 8
4
The Gallery pg 24
5
The Studio pg 10
6
The Auditorium pg 12
7
The Theatre pg 14
8
Doodle Wall pg 16
9
The Stage pg 18
10
Amiown Kahani Tree pg 20
10
9
8
T he Brit ish School
Entry from Shankar’s Centre for Children
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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL
UT ILIT IES & O T H E R A R E AS
Reception
Sponsor Tent
Food Court
Bookshop
Author Signing Area
Toilets*
* Toilets also available inside the Shankar’s Centre for Children building.
6
28
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
AGES
ON E F R IDAY
T H INK T ANK
JABA CH I T RA KA R
C R E AT IN G S T O R IES T H RO U GH A RT
ALL
Find o u t ho w yo u to o ca n ma ke stor y - s on gs in P at u a s t y l e w it h
artist J a ba Chi tr a k a r.
30
S u p p o rte d b y B angl anatak . co m
TIME
LY NET T E M OR R IS ON A ND L E E KOW LI N G
S EAT S
12.00
AGES
6-8
S EAT S
50
Bangla
+
English
T H E W ONDE RF UL AND W H IMS ICA L
P IT T O D R IE P IR AT ES!
Arrr ha v e ye s e e n the mysti ca l cre at u re c a l l e d t h e B l u e Fu r r y ? O n
this st o r y v o ya g e , co me jo u r ne y to a s t r a n g e is l a n d w it h l ol l ip op
trees and o r a ng e mo s s . Ye ’ll a ls o le a r n t o d r a w a p ir at e s h ip !
S u p p o rte d b y the Nati o nal A rts Co unci l of Singapore
TIME
13.30
AGES
S WATI S E NGUP TA
T H E T A L KIN G BIR D
4-6
Be rea d y f o r ma yhe m, mu d d le , mi s c h ie f a n d m is h a p s ga l ore in
the bu s y s tre e ts of Ko lk ata .
75
S u p p o rte d b y Tul i k a B o o k s
TIME
S AMP UR NA CH AT TA R J I
S EAT S
15.00
AGES
8-10
S EAT S
50
W O R D YGUR D YB OO M
Come d i s co v e r w hat ma ke s no nse n s e ve r s e s o p u n - r id d l e d a n d
fun-fidd le d , so e xci ti ng to w r i te , a n d s o d e l igh t f u l t o re a d .
Invent yo u r o w n no nse nse -cha r a ct e r a n d w r it e y ou r ve r y ow n
brand of no ns e nse !
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TIME
16.30
AGES
12-14
S EAT S
50
RANJI T L A L
B R IN GIN G UP GR ANDP A R E NT S
Are you r Na na -Na ni a nd D a d a -D a di t h e f u n n ie s t a n d kin d e s t
people yo u k no w ? Or a re the y a li t t l e b it n u t s a n d y ou w on d e r
how the y w i ll ma na g e w i tho u t yo u ? H e a r a l l a b ou t on e n u t c a s e
Nana.
S u p p o rte d b y R e d Turtl e
7
29
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AGES
4-6
S EAT S
50
TIME
12.00
AGES
14-16
ANITA RA I NA T H A PA N
SH IV A L O VES T O DAN CE
P ut on yo u r d a nci ng sho e s , sha r pe n y ou r p e n c il s , h a ve y ou r y oga
mat rea d y a s yo u jo i n A ni ta R a i na T h a p a n f or s t or y t e l l in g a n d
more.
S u p p o rte d b y To ta B o o k s
DEVIKA R A NGACH A R I
W H E R E H A VE A L L T H E GIR LS G ON E?
What w a s i t li ke to be a w o ma n o n t h e t h ron e in t h e
male-d o mi nate d Ka s hmi r co u r t i n t h e 1 0 t h c e n t u r y ? D is c ove r a l l
about D i d d a , Q u e e n of I ce , a nd the c h a l l e n ge s of w r it in g
gend e r-s e nsi ti v e hi sto r i ca l ficti o n.
S u p p o rte d b y Duck b i l l
TIME
13.30
AGES
4-6
ANNIE B E S A NT
F UN W IT H BE E P O P
A stor y, a so ng , s o me po e tr y, s o me d ood l in g … it ’ s 6 0 m in u t e s of
action-pa cke d a d v e ntu re i n the mag ic a l , w on d rou s w or l d of
Beebop! B u t d o n’t te ll a nyo ne be cau s e it ’ s a s e c re t w or l d . S h h !
S p o ns ore d b y Harp e rCo l l i ns Ind i a
TIME
15.00
AGES
12-14
S EAT S
50
TIME
16.30
AGES
10-12
S EAT S
65
S UBHA D R A S E N GUP TA
UT T E R LY MYS T E R IO U S H IS T O RY
What a re k ha nja r a nd s ha ms he r ? W h at is t h e I n d ia n n a m e f or
chess? J o i n S u bha d r a S e n Gu pta i n h e r t im e m a c h in e a n d fl y
around v a r i o u s a g e s f ro m Ind i a ’s h is t or y t o fi n d t h e a n s w e r s .
S u p p o rte d b y R e d Turtl e
MEGH NA S INGH E E
H O W T O P L O T A MUR DE R
(W IT H O UT KIL LIN G AN YON E!)
Aspirin g w r i te r s a nd d e te cti v e s, jo in M e gh n a S in g h e e a s s h e
shows yo u the tr i ck s of the tr a d e - b ot h d e t e c t ion & w r it in g !
S p o ns ore d b y P uffin Ind i a
8
28
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AG ES
6-8
S EAT S
C R AFT Y CO R N E R
BANDA NA T UL ACH A N
RO CK F A CE
Add eye s , e a r s, a no se a nd a mo u th t o y ou r …. . roc k, w h at or
who do yo u s e e ?
50
TIME
12.00
AG ES
8-10
ANKON M I T RA
JUN GLE ME IN MO R N A A CH A
KIS I N E N A DE KH A
S EAT S
Origami k i ba a r i s h ho te hi M o r jho om u t h e !
TIME
ELIN G R IM S TA D
H indi
50
13.30
AG ES
MOON A ROO
10-12
Create yo u r v e r y o w n w o nd e r la nd in t h is u n iq u e p a p e r
worksho p.
50
S u p p o rte d b y No rl a
TIME
BANDA NA T UL ACH A N
S EAT S
15.00
AG ES
8-10
S EAT S
IN-AN IM AT E
Take p i e ce s of ju nk f ro m a ro u nd yo u a n d t r a n s f or m t h e m in t o
characte r s o u t of yo u r i ma g i nati o n .
50
TIME
16.30
AG ES
8-10
S EAT S
50
BOL CH IL D
S T ITCH ES T H AT T E L L S T O R IES
Have yo u e v e r tho u g ht of s ha r i ng y ou r c r a zie s t id e a s ? N ow is
your c ha nce to w e a v e the m i nto a u n iq u e gr a p h ic s t or y. W h o
knows w he re the y w i ll le a d ?
S u p p o rte d b y B O L CHILD
9
29
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AGES
8-10
S EAT S
50
LY NET T E M OR R IS ON A ND L E E KOW LI N G
S P LE ND ID S P YGL AS S
A pirate i s ne v e r w i tho u t a spyg la ss t o s e e a l l t h e e xc it in g
ad ven tu re s w a i ti ng o n the ho r i zo n! I t c ou l d b e a t re a s u re s h ip or
an enor mo u s s to r m… co me o n thi s s p y gl a s s a d ve n t u re a n d m a ke
your ow n spyg la ss .
S u p p o rte d b y the Nati o nal A rts Co unci l of Singapore
TIME
12.00
AGES
4-6
AANCH A L B R OCA KUM A R
CA R D B O A R D CAP E R S
Come a nd cre ate a ca r ni v a l of cr a zy c re at u re s .
S EAT S
S u p p o rte d b y TE R I
TIME
BANDA NA T UL ACH A N
50
13.30
AGES
8-10
H indi
+
English
MON S T E R M ASH UP
50
S EAT S
Have yo u e v e r tho u g ht a bo u t str a n ge c re at u re s u n d e r y ou r b e d ,
stealing yo u r s o ck s o r ni ce f r i e nd ly b e in gs w h o p l a y w it h y ou
when yo u a re a lo ne ? L e t' s d r a w o ur b e s t im a g in a r y f r ie n d s a n d
the wor s t mo nste r s yo u ca n d re a m of.
TIME
BOL CH IL D
15.00
AGES
12-14
S EAT S
50
TIME
16.30
AGES
6-8
S EAT S
50
S T ITCH ES T H AT T E L L S T O R IES
Have yo u e v e r tho u g ht of s ha r i ng y ou r c r a zie s t id e a s ? N ow is
your c ha nce to w e a v e the m i nto a u n iq u e g r a p h ic s t or y. W h o
knows w he re the y w i ll le a d ?
S u p p o rte d b y B O L CHILD
BANDA NA T UL ACH A N
COO L CO L L A GE
Have a bla st cu tti ng , pa sti ng a nd cre at in g m a s t e r p ie c e s .
10
28
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
AG ES
4-6
T H E S T UD IO
ELIN G R IM S TA D
MOON AZ IN G
Let Elin o pe n yo u r e ye s to the myst e r ie s a n d m a g ic of t h e m oon .
S u p p o rte d b y No rl a
TIME
12.00
AG ES
10-12
MICHA EL CA M IL L E R I
D R A W IN G LIGHT, SH ADE AND F A CES
Join M i cha e l to d i sco v e r the cla s s ic t r a d it ion a l s e c re t s of
d rawing li g ht a nd s ha d o w. Sta r t f ro m b a s ic s h a p e s a n d w or k u p
to draw i ng so me o ne ’s f a ce !
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt t hrou gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
TIME
13.30
AG ES
6-8
K AML A BH A S IN A ND BINA KA K
N OO R AND S ULT AN
Follow No o r, the ti g re s s , a nd he r c u b S u l t a n d e e p in t o t h e
Ranthambo re f o re sts to d i s co v e r th e e n d u r in g t ie s of a m ot h e r
and he r so n a nd the i r i ntr i g u i ng bo n d w it h a h u m a n b e in g.
S u p p o rte d b y Tul i k a B o o k s
TIME
15.00
AG ES
10-12
SEAT S
100
PAYAL KA PA D IA
AN AD VE NT UR E IN T H E W O R LD'S
MO S T H O RR ID SCH OO L
Imagine be i ng pr i nci pa l of the w o r l d ’ s m os t h or r id s c h ool , or
cooking u p the mo st re v o lti ng re cip e s ! J oin a w a r d - w in n in g
author P a ya l Ka pa d i a f o r a li ttle bi t of w or d - p l a y a n d p l e n t y of
horrid ne s s !
S p o ns ore d b y P uffin Ind i a
TIME
16.30
AG ES
14-16
PARNA B M UKH ER J E E
R AY R E D U X
Bangla
+
English
A solo pe r f o r ma nce d e d i cate d to th e g re at B a n g l a fi l m - m a ke r
and ma e stro of w o r ld ci ne ma , S atya j it R a y. A u n iq u e op p or t u n it y
to watch hi s f o r g o tte n film cla s s i c Tw o, a m e d it at ion on t h e
aspirati o ns of chi ld re n. S o u nd sca p e - S a n g at H a l d a r
S u p p o rte d b y B e s t of Ko l k ata Cam p us
11
29
NOV
2015
TI M E
10.30
AG ES
12-14
BOL CH I L D
T H E M A GIC N E E D LE
Watch a s i d e a s, a r t a nd chi ld re n’s im a gin at ion m e l d a n d
metamo r pho se be f o re yo u r e ye s i n t o a ve r y s p e c ia l b ook.
S u p p o rte d b y B OL CHILD
TI M E
12.00
AG ES
6-8
ELIN G RI M S TA D
S UNT IL L AT IN G
Watch a nd li s te n a s E li n br i ng s the m oon , s u n a n d s t a r s t o l if e .
S u p p o rte d b y No rl a
TI M E
13.30
AG ES
12-120
MICHA E L CA M IL L E R I
ON E MIN UT E'S S ILE N CE
Take an i n-d e pth lo o k “ be hi nd -the - s c e n e s ” t o d is c ove r h ow t h e
illustr ati o ns f o r thi s a w a r d -w i nni ng b ook on Wor l d Wa r O n e
were cre ate d .
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt throu gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
TI M E
15.00
AG ES
6-8
S EAT S
50
ANIRUD D H A M UKH E R J E E A ND M A MTA N A I N Y
T IME-T R A VE L LIN G W IT H T A G O R E
H indi
+
English
Notebo o k – che cke d , pe nci l – che c ke d , s u it c a s e – c h e c ke d ,
choco late s – che cke d , chi ps – che c ke d … w e ’ re a l l s e t t o b l a s t
off to the ti me s of the g re ate st w r it e r t h at e ve r l ive d ,
Rabind r a nath Ta g o re . H o p o n bo a r d W H I Z Z Z ! B A N G ! W H O O S H !
S u p p o rte d b y Mango B o o k s
TI M E
16.30
AG ES
8-10
MICHA E L CA M IL L E R I
M AKE A CO MIC
Togethe r w i th a r ti st M i cha e l Ca mi ll e r i c re at e a C it y of y ou r
wild es t i ma g i ni ng s.
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt throu gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
12
28
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AG ES
8-10
T H E A UD IT O R IUM
TEAM D K
S P A CEM AN I A!
Blast off i nto o u te r s pa ce w i th D K S PAC E m a n ia – ou r in t e r a c t ive
sessio n f o r cu r i o u s , w o u ld -be a stron a u t s . D is c ove r h ow a roc ke t
fl ies, e x plo re mo o ns a nd pla ne ts , an d fi n d ou t w h at l ie s b e y on d
our S ola r Syste m!
S p o ns ore d b y DK Ind i a
TIME
12.00
AG ES
PARAS J OS H I
MYT HS, IDE AS AND CH A R A C T E R S
14-16
Join Pa r a s J o shi to d i s co v e r the i n s id e s t or y on t h e c om p l e t e
writing pro ce s s f ro m i d e ati o n thro u g h c re at ion t o p u b l ic at ion .
50
S u p p o rte d b y F i nge rp ri nt
TIME
AMAR CH I T RA KAT H A
S EAT S
13.30
AG ES
8-10
B R IN GIN G S T O R IES T O LIFE
Have y o u e v e r me t a bo ttle that la ugh s w h e n y ou fi l l it w it h
water, o r a pe nci l that d a nce s a s you w r it e w it h it ? B r in g t o l if e
charac te r s that yo u tho u g ht co u ld n 't m ove or s p e a k.
S u p p o rte d b y A m ar Chi tra K atha
TIME
15.00
AG ES
4-6
VAS ANT I UNKA
S T R IP ES! N O S P O T S
Tiger and L e o pa r d d i s a g re e o n w ho l ooks b e s t . A s t h e a r g u m e n t
gets ou t of ha nd , the ju ng le tu r ns t o m a y h e m . D is c ove r t h e
clever tw i st a nd ho w to d r a w yo u r ow n ( n ot s c a r y ) t ige r or
leopard .
S u p p o rte d b y the Ne w Ze al and Hi gh Co mmission and
t h e N ew Ze al and B o o k Co unci l
TIME
16.30
AG ES
10-12
AMAR CH I T RA KAT H A
F IND YO UR FO L KT A LE
Stor yte lli ng i n I nd i a g o e s ba ck tho u s a n d s of y e a r s . V is it t h e
vibrant w o r ld of I nd i a n f o lk lo re w i t h A m a r C h it r a K at h a ! J oin t h e
magica l ci rcle of w i ly ja ck a ls, br a v e l ion s , f ool is h p ig e on s , c l e ve r
monke ys a nd the o cca si o na l hu ma n !
S u p p o rte d b y ACK
13
29
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AG ES
12-14
SEAT S
50
TIME
12.00
AG ES
10-12
MATHA NGI S UBR A M A NIA N
DE A R W O R LD: S T O R IES IN LET T E R S
If you co u ld w r i te a le tte r to a nyo n e in t h e w or l d , w h o w ou l d
you w r i te to a nd w hat w o u ld yo u s a y ? M at h a n gi S u b r a m a n ia n
talks a bo u t ho w o ne g re at le tte r ca n s t a r t a n e ve n b e t t e r s t or y.
S u p p o rte d b y Yo ung Zub aan
AMAR CH I T RA KAT H A
F IND YO UR FO L KT A LE
Stor yt e lli ng i n Ind i a g o e s ba ck tho u s a n d s of y e a r s . V is it t h e
vibran t w o r ld of Ind i a n f o lk lo re w i t h A m a r C h it r a K at h a ! J oin t h e
magica l ci rcle of w i ly ja ck a ls , br a v e l ion s , f ool is h p ige on s , c l e ve r
monkeys a nd the o cca si o na l hu ma n !
S u p p o rte d b y A m ar Chi tra K atha
TIME
13.30
AG ES
14-16
VANES S A OH RI
P L AY IT R IGHT!
Unleas h that se cre t a cto r / d i re cto r /p l a y w r ig h t /c os t u m e d e s ign e r
lurking i nsi d e yo u ! D i s co v e r ho w to p u t on a g re at p rod u c t ion …
and be a s ta r yo u r se lf !
S u p p o rte d b y Scho l as ti c Ind i a
TIME
15.00
AG ES
8-10
TINK LE
T OON F A C T O RY
Is there a bu d d i ng a r ti s t o r a w r i te r in s id e y ou ? D o y ou im a g in e
words i n d i a lo g u e bu bble s a nd cha r a c t e r s in t h e za n ie s t
situati o ns? J o i n the a r ti sts a nd w r i t e r s of Tin kl e t o m a ke y ou r
ver y o w n co mi c!
S u p p o rte d b y Ti nk l e
TIME
16.30
AG ES
12-120
S EAT S
75
S WATI S E NGUP TA
E Q UA L FOO T IN G
Are peo ple a ro u nd yo u bi a s e d a bo u t g e n d e r, c l a s s , m on e y,
religio n a nd no ti o ns of be a u ty? Ev e r w on d e re d w h y g ir l s a n d
boys c a n' t pla y the s a me spo r t i n th e s a m e t e a m ? Q u e s t ion ,
challeng e , s u bv e r t!!
S u p p o rte d b y Scho l as ti c Ind i a
14
28
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
AG ES
T H E T H E AT R E
S HARA DA KOL LUR U
ON E DAY IN K AZ IR AN GA
6-8
What ha ppe ns w he n a n e a r thq u a ke in t e r r u p t s a c e l e b r at ion in
the j un g le of Ka z i r a ng a ?
TIME
VAS AN T I UNKA
AG ES
W O R D P L AY!
12.00
6-8
Just li ke yo u a nd me , w o r d s w a nt t o h a ve a d ve n t u re s t oo! H ow
can w e se t w o r d s f re e to ha v e f u n? C om e a n d fi n d ou t w it h
Vasanti Unk a .
S u p p o r te d b y the Ne w Ze al and Hi gh Co mmission and
t he N ew Ze al and B o o k Co unci l
TIME
13.30
AG ES
14-16
SEAT S
150
TIME
15.00
AG ES
4-6
BOORI M ONT Y P RYOR
B OO R I P RYO R P R ESE NT S “SH AKE A LE G”
Join the cha r i s mati c B o o r i M o nty Pr y or f or a l a u gh t e r- fi l l e d h ou r
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Binna B i nna M a n!
A s s i s t e d b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt throu gh t he
A u s t r a li a Co unci l fo r the A rts
NUP UR AWA S T H I GAUR
T H E DAY T H E C R AYON S Q UIT
Beige i s ti re d of pla yi ng se co nd fidd l e t o B row n , B l u e n e e d s a
break f ro m co lo u r i ng i n a ll that w at e r. G re e n h a s n o c om p l a in t s ,
but Or a ng e a nd Ye llo w a re no lo nge r s p e a kin g t o e a c h ot h e r…. .
S p o n s ore d b y Harp e rCo l l i ns Ind i a
TIME
16.30
AG ES
8-10
SEAT S
100
JYOTIN GOE L
S UP E RH E RO
You don' t ha v e to be bo r n o n Kr ypt on . A r a d ioa c t ive s p id e r
needn ' t bi te yo u . T hi s s e s s i o n re v e a l s c l u e s h id d e n in s u p e r h e ro
stories hi g hli g hti ng e v e r yd a y q u a lit ie s t h at h in t at s u p e r p ow e r s .
You co u ld be a su pe r he ro , to o !
S u p p o r te d b y R e d Turtl e
15
29
NOV
2015
TI M E
ROHINI CH OWD H URY
10.30
INT O T H E GA R DE N O F T H E DJINN
8-10
Have yo u e v e r me t a M e r li o n? Or a St a r s p r it e ? C om e fl y w it h
Rohini to ma g i c la nd s , me e t the se a n d ot h e r f a n t a s t ic a l
creatu re s, li ste n to the i r s to r i e s a n d m a ke u p s om e of y ou r ow n .
AG ES
SEAT S
60
TI M E
12.00
AG ES
12-14
ROOPA PA I
BY T H E P O W E R O F T H E B G
Faced w i th e v i l co u s i ns , a s a k i ng w ou l d y ou b e a b l e t o d e s t roy
them in battle ? No ? Ne i the r co u ld t h e gre at w a r r ior A r j u n a . F in d
out ho w thi s mi g ht he lp i n sma lle r p e r s on a l b at t l e s .
S p o ns ore d b y Hache tte Ind i a
TI M E
13.30
AG ES
FOUZ I A A ND VA L ENT I NA T RI VE D I
DAS T AN G OO P I B A GH A KI
H indu st ani
8-10
Join Go o pi a nd Ba g ha - tw o of S aty a j it R a y ’ s m os t p op u l a r
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bumpk i ns to a cco mpli s he d mu s i ci a n s . M e e t kin gs , p r in c e s s e s , a
sly ma g i ci a n, a w i cke d mi ni ste r, mus ic a n d m a gic .
TI M E
BOOR I M ONT Y P RYOR
15.00
AG ES
10-12
SEAT S
150
TI M E
16.30
AG ES
6-8
B OO R I P RYO R P R ESE NT S “SH AKE A LE G”
Join th e cha r i s mati c B o o r i M o nty Pr y or f or a l a u gh t e r- fi l l e d h ou r
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Binna B i nna M a n!
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt t hrou gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
TEAM D K
R UMB LE IN T H E JUN GLE
Meet the co o le s t cre atu re s i n the j u n gl e a n d d is c ove r a m a zin g
facts abo u t w i ld a ni ma ls – find o u t w h o e at s w h o, w h at y ou r
furr y f r i e nd s' se cre t a bi li ti e s a re , how f a s t a c h e e t a h c a n r u n ,
and mu ch mo re !
S p o ns ore d b y DK Ind i a
16
28
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AG ES
12-14
D OO D LE W A L L
TINK LE
D OO D LE YO UR D R E AM
Welcome to the w a ll...T he w a ll of y ou r d re a m s .
S u p p o rte d b y Ti nk l e
TIME
12.00
AG ES
4-6
S ATOMI ICH I KAWA
GA R DE N P A RT Y
Come a nd cre ate a ma g i ca l k i tche n g a r d e n !
S u p p o rte d b y the Fre nch B o o k Office
TIME
13.30
AG ES
6-8
SEAT S
50
TIME
15.00
AG ES
14-16
LY NET T E M OR R IS ON A ND L E E KOW LI N G
T H E M A GIC T R E E
Have y e se e n a ma g i c tre e be f o re ? W h at c a n it d o? W h at kin d of
fruits g ro w o n the tre e ? Co me to th e D ood l e Wa l l w h e re y ou ’ l l
discove r a nd d r a w the sto r y of the m a gic t re e !
S u p p o rte d b y the Nati o nal A rts Co unci l of Singapore
MICHA EL CA M IL L E R I
C IT YA ROO
Togeth e r w i th a r ti s t M i cha e l Ca mi ll e r i c re at e t h e C it y of y ou r
wildes t i ma g i ni ng s .
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt t hrou gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
TIME
16.30
AG ES
6-8
S ATOMI ICH I KAWA
AN IM A L KIN GD O M
Have y o u e v e r se e n a be a r i n A f r i ca? G ir aff e s in I n d ia ? N o?
S eeing i s be li e v i ng .
S u p p o rte d b y the Fre nch B o o k Office
17
29
NOV
2015
TI M E
10.30
AG ES
BULBU L S H A RM A
T H E M A GICA L S T O RY T R E E
H indi
+
English
10-12
P aint a ma g i ca l tre e , a d d yo u r o w n w e ir d a n d w on d e r f u l c re a tures t o thi s s pe ci a l sto r yte lli ng tree .
TI M E
LY NET T E M OR R IS ON A ND L E E KOW LI N G
12.00
AG ES
8-10
SEAT S
50
F RO M T H E O CE AN’S S URF A CE
T O T H E DE E P SE A
What lu r k s be ne ath the o ce a n’s s u r f a c e in t h e d e e p s e a ? T im e t o
explore the mys te r i e s of the s e a f rom it s s u r f a c e t o it s ve r y
d epths … w hat w i ll w e find ?
S u p p o rte d b y the Nati o nal A rts Co unci l of Singapore
TI M E
13.30
AG ES
6-8
S ATOMI ICH I KAWA
AN IM A L VO ICES
Mustaf a ’s f o re i g n la ng u a g e te a che r s a re n ot h in g or d in a r y… W h at
if a roo s te r ta u g ht yo u H i nd i ?
S u p p o rte d b y the Fre nch B o o k O ffice
TI M E
15.00
AG ES
8-10
ELIN G RI M S TA D
MOON A LIC IO U S
Take a patch of sk y, catch a r a y of f a l l in g s u n l ig h t , a d d a
sprink li ng of s ta r s w i th a d a s h of m oon d u s t . M ix w e l l f or a
mouth w ate r i ng mo o nsca pe .
S u p p o rte d b y No rl a
TI M E
16.30
AG ES
4-6
S ATOMI ICH I KAWA
P AN G OO T H E P E N GUIN
Time to g i v e yo u r cu d d ly to ys a li tt l e t re at !
S u p p o rte d b y the Fre nch B o o k O ffice
18
28
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
AG ES
8-10
T H E S T A GE
PARVAT I S H A R M A A ND UR M IM A L A N AG
T H E KIN G O F EX A C T LY N O W H E R E
At 12, he w a s Ki ng of Fe r g a na . At 1 5, h e w a s K in g of S a m a r ka n d .
And at 19, he ha d lo st e v e r ythi ng . J oin P a r vat i S h a r m a a n d
Urmim a la Na g o n the tr a i l of the lege n d a r y E m p e ror, B a b u r.
S p o ns ore d b y P uffin Ind i a
TIME
12.00
AG ES
12-14
ANUS H KA RAVI S H A NKA R , BIKR A M G H O S H, K ATA R I N A G E N A R ,
MARTI N WID M A RK, S AYONI B A S U
S LE UT H IN G SH E R L O CK S T Y LE
One m a g ni f yi ng g la s s . Tw o co u ntr i e s . F ou r s l e u t h s . A c e n t u r y of
myste r i e s. T i me to d o n yo u r d e e r st a l ke r s !
S u p p o rte d b y the E m b as s y of Swe d e n and Du ckbill
TIME
13.30
AG ES
10-12
K ETAKI KA R NIK
BE A C R IME B U S T E R
Find ou t w he the r yo u a re a n a ce d et e c t ive ! C re at e y ou r ow n t r a il
from t he cr i me s ce ne . I d e nti f y the c r im in a l f rom a l in e - u p of
suspec ts. Une a r th ti ps f ro m the Cr im e B u s t e r s ’ Le a gu e .
S u p p o rte d b y J ai co B o o k s
TIME
15.00
AG ES
12-14
ROOPA PA I
T H E B G AND YO U JI
The Bh a g a v a d Gi ta –a n o ld bo o k f or ol d p e op l e , r igh t ? Wron g !
The Gi ta i s a bo o k f o r e v e r yo ne , f u l l of t ip s a n d t r ic ks a b ou t
ever yd a y li f e -s tu ff li ke jo y, a ng e r, l ove , h at e , d is a p p oin t m e n t ,
competi ti o n ( e v e n e x a ms !) .
S p o ns ore d b y Hache tte Ind i a
TIME
16.30
AG ES
6-8
SEAT S
150
BOOR I M ONT Y P RYOR
B OO R I P RYO R P R ESE NT S “SH AKE A LE G”
Join th e cha r i s mati c B o o r i M o nty Pr y or f or a l a u gh t e r- fi l l e d h ou r
of d ance , d i g e r i d o o , s to r i e s a nd ma y b e e ve n a vis it f rom t h e
Binna B i nna M a n!
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt t hrou gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
19
29
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AGES
6-8
VAS ANT I UNKA
JUN GLE E JIN GLE
Anima ls li v e ha ppi ly s i d e by s i d e , w h y c a n ’ t w e ? J oin Va s a n t i
Unka i n a pe a ce f u l bu t no i sy, si ng - s on g , j u n g l e a d ve n t u re !
S u p p o rte d b y the Ne w Ze al and Hi gh Co mmission and
t h e N ew Ze al and B o o k Co unci l
TIME
12.00
AGES
4-6
S EAT S
150
TIME
13.30
AGES
10-12
BOOR I M ONT Y P RYOR
B OO R I P RYO R P R ESE NT S “SH AKE A LE G”
Join the cha r i s mati c B o o r i M o nty Pr y or f or a l a u gh t e r- fi l l e d h ou r
of dan ce , d i g e r i d o o , sto r i e s a nd ma y b e e ve n a vis it f rom t h e
Binna B i nna M a n!
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt throu gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts
ANUS H KA R AVIS H A NKA R , BIKR A M G H O S H, K ATA R I N A G E N A R ,
MARTI N W ID M A RK, S AYONI B A S U
S LE UT H IN G SH E R L O CK S T Y LE
One m a g ni f yi ng g la ss . Tw o co u ntr i e s . F ou r s l e u t h s . A c e n t u r y of
myste r i e s . T i me to d o n yo u r d e e r st a l ke r s !
S u p p o rte d b y the E m b as s y of Swe d e n an d Du ckbill
TIME
15.00
AGES
12-14
TIME
16.30
AGES
ALL
DEVEND RA M EWA R I
H indi
L A UT E H UE MU S AF IR
Travel ba ck a nd f o r th i n ti me w i th D e ve n d r a M e w a r i.
ANUS H KA R AVIS H A NKA R , BOOR I M O N T Y P RYO R ,
S AMP UR NA CH AT TA R J I, WE NDY CO O LI N G
P O ET RY S L AM
Sway w i th the po e tr y g ro o v e a s B ooka roo's in c re d ib l e s p e a ke r s
roll ou t f u nny, se r i o u s , ha ppy a nd s om e t im e s s a d p oe m s j u s t f or
you.
A s s i s t ed b y the A us tral i an G o ve rnm e nt throu gh t he
A u s t r a l i a Co unci l fo r the A rts , Sp o ns o red by t he Brit ish School
20
28
NOV
2015
TIME
10.30
AG ES
10-12
AMIO WN
K AH AN I T R E E
NG KOK KEONG
S T R AN GE T A LES F RO M
T H E CH IN ESE S T UD IO
Join Ng f o r a jo u r ne y i nto the s u per n at u r a l w or l d w it h t h e s e
tales f ro m Chi na . A mo nk , a ma g i ca l p e a r, a f ox- s p ir it , m on e y
falling f ro m he a v e n a re ju s t s o me of t h e s t r a n ge e n c ou n t e r s
which a w a i t yo u .
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TIME
11.00
AG ES
Bangla
+
English
S ANTA NI L GA NGULY
W E IR D AND W ONDE RF UL
10-12
Step into the thr i lli ng a nd s u r pr i s i n g w or l d of S at y a j it R a y w h e re
anything ca n – a nd d o e s ! – ha ppe n .
TIME
S AMP URNA CH AT TA RJ I A ND WE NDY CO O LI N G
12.00
AG ES
8-10
D O WN T H E R A B BIT H O LE
Join A li ce o n he r jo u r ne y d o w n the r a b b it h ol e in t o a f a n t a s t ic a l
world fille d w i th w o nd ro u s cha r a ct e r s .
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TIME
12.30
AG ES
8-10
RAZ I GA ND H I
T H E L ON G AND T H E SH O RT O F IT!
Be rea d y f o r s o me s u r pr i s e s i n thi s h il a r iou s t a l e a b ou t t h e
Annual H a i rcu t D a y!
S p o ns ore d b y A m i o wn
TIME
13.30
AG ES
12-14
S ANTA NI L GA NGULY
T A LES O F BE N GA L
Bangla
+
English
Drift la z i ly a lo ng the w ate r w a ys w it h S a n t a n il G a n gu l y t o c a p t u re
the sights a nd so u nd s of thi s r a i n-dre n c h e d l a n d in d a y s of y ore .
21
TIME
JABA CH I T RA KA R
14.00
P O T E R GA AN - T H E SON G O F T H E SC RO L L
12-14
Get into the g ro o v e of the P o te r Ga a n in B a n g l a w it h P at u a a r t is t
Jaba Chi tr a k a r.
AGES
S u p p o rte d b y B angl anatak . co m
TIME
15.00
AGES
6-8
B ang la
+
E nglish
NG KOK KEONG
H O W AND W HY S T O R IES F RO M M A L AYS I A
Ever w o nd e re d w hy the M a la ya n t a p ir h a s a p at c h of w h it e ?
Why ba mbo o w e a ke ns s na ke s? W here d oe s t h e c at fi s h in p a d d y
field s co me f ro m? D i s co v e r the a ns w e r s w it h N g .
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TIME
15.30
AGES
6-8
VANDA NA M AT H UR
T E L L A T A IL
Have y o u e v e r s e e n a n a ni ma l w i thou t a t a il ? A re t a il s re a l l y
importa nt? Is the re a ny u s e f o r the m ? J oin Va n d a n a t o fi n d ou t
the an s w e r s .
S p o ns ore d b y A m i o wn
TIME
16.30
AGES
4-6
ANNIE B E S A NT
P L AYT IME W IT H BE E P O P
Tickle yo u r me mo r y a nd d i v e i nto f a n t a s y a s y ou s e e k ou r
charac te r s hi d i ng o r s i mply u nju mb l e t h e p ie c e s of l ove l y
picture s . Fo llo w the path of the buzzzz of t h e B e e b op !
S p o ns ore d b y Harp e rCo l l i ns Ind i a
TIME
17.00
AGES
4-6
BHARAT I JAGA NNAT H A N
H indi
T H E AD VE NT URO U S T O M AT O
"लाली है एक सुर्ख लाल, गोल-मटोल, िजज्ञासु टमाटर. चलें लाली के साथ एक रोमांचक सफर पर
और पता करें िक कुछ टमाटर क्यों आराम से बैठ ही नहीं सकते, और हमेशा लुढक कर कहीं दूर
चले जाते हैं."
22
29
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
AG ES
10-12
SEAT S
100
TIME
11.00
AG ES
AMIO WN
K AH AN I T R E E
H indi
FOUZ I A
K AH AN I, P AT UA KI Z UB AN I;
K AH AN I S ANT H A L KI Z UB AN I
Storie s f ro m the br u s he s of the P at u a a n d M a g ic P a in t e r s of
S anthal.
S ANTA NI L GA NGULY
GH O S T LY T A LES
B angla
+
E ngl i sh
10-12
Be rea d y to s ha ke i n yo u r s ho e s – w it h l a u gh t e r ! – w h e n y ou
meet t he se s tr a ng e s pe ctre s a nd sp ir it s w h o, f a r f rom b e in g
scar y, a re e a s i ly s ca re d a nd r athe r c h e e r y.
TIME
ANUPA L A L
12.00
AG ES
Hi n di
CH A L O CH A L E IN
8-10
Chalo Cha le i n Ka ha ni yo n k i Ullat Pu l l at D u n iy a m e in !
TIME
NG KOK KEONG
12.30
AG ES
8-10
S A B AH K ADAZ AND U S UN FO L KT A LES
Step into S a ba h - the L a nd Be lo w t h e W in d f a m ou s f or it s
people , tr a d i ti o ns a nd co lo u r f u l cul t u re - a n d b e s u re of a n
ad ven tu re o r tw o .
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TIME
13.30
AG ES
12-14
S ANTA NI L GA NGULY
Bangla
+
English
T H E CO MMON M AN
A med le y of myths f ro m a ro u nd the w or l d t o m a ke y ou s m il e a n d
pond e r.
23
TI M E
14.00
AG ES
12-14
JABA CH IT RA KA R
P O T E R GA AN
B angl a
+
E ngl i s h
Get in to the g ro o v e of the P o te r Ga a n in B a n g l a w it h P at u a a r t is t
Jaba C hi tr a k a r.
S u p p o rte d b y B angl anatak . co m
TI M E
15.00
AG ES
4-6
NG KOK KEONG
T H E M A L AYS I AN T R ICKS T E R
Follow the a d v e ntu re s of Ka nci l, th e m ou s e d e e r t r ic ks t e r a s h e
meets S a ng H a r i ma u , the mo st f e a r f u l t ig e r a n d S a n g B e l a n g , t h e
cunnin g cro co d i le , i n thi s jo u r ne y d e e p in t o t h e r a inf ore s t of
Borne o .
S p o ns ore d b y the B ri ti s h Scho o l
TI M E
15.30
AG ES
4-6
S IMI SRI VA S TAVA
S T O RY R IDE
Join S i mi S r i v a sta v a f o r the ro lle rcoa s t e r r id e of y ou r l if e , w it h
thrills a nd spi lls g a lo re !
S u p p o rte d b y Vi s hv B o o k s
TI M E
16.30
AG ES
ANUPA L A L
CH UP! A I K AH AN I!
Hindi
6-8
K ahan Ka ha n S e A i Ka ha ni , A a p Ka M a n B e h e l a n e y !
TI M E
PARNA B M UKH ER J E E
17.00
AG ES
6-8
W HY, T H IS IN C R E D IB LE CO W, W HY?
Be the fir s t to e njo y thi s e x tr a -o r d i n a r y p re m ie re d ou b l e b il l . A
solo pe r f o r ma nce w e a v i ng to g e ther t w o t a il s b y l e g e n d a r y
Bangla w r i te r M a ha sw e ta D e v i , o ne ol d , on e n e w. S ou n d s c a p e S angat H a ld a r
S u p p o rte d b y Tul i k a
24
28
+
29
SC RO L L-A-T H ON
NOV
201 5
Hi nd i
+
E ngl i sh
TIME
AK K A B A KKA
AGES
Help pa i nt a g i a nt scro ll i n the tr a d it ion a l P at u a s t y l e of B e n ga l
by re- i nte r pre ti ng so me of yo u r f a vou r it e b ooks a n d c h a r a c t e r s .
Let’ s sti tch to g e the r a sto r y a s ne v e r b e f ore w it h t h is t im e l e s s
art.
ALL
D AY
ALL
SC RO L L-A-T H ON
S u p p o rte d b y A k k a B ak k a
28
+
29
T H E GA L LE RY
NOV
201 5
TIME
10.30
TO
17.30
AGES
ALL
C u r at ed b y PA R NA B M UKH ER J E E
T H E LET T E R MO VES O N:
B AN GL A AS A MIND SCAP E
An ex hi bi ti o n of 2 1 pa ne ls of d e fini n g il l u s t r at ion s , p rofi l e s , n ot e s ,
d rawing s a nd bo o k co v e r s that le f t a m a r k in B a n gl a c h il d re n 's
literatu re .
Inspired f ro m:
Bibhut i bhu sha n B a nd o pa d hya y, S at y a j it R a y a n d N u r K a m r u n N a h a r
P artici pati ng i ma g e -ma ke r s :
S reedee p B hatta cha r ya a nd B a i sham p a y a n S a h a
S u p p o rte d b y F i ve Is s ue s and Vad e hra A rt Galler y Bookst ore
B O O K A ROO 201 5
S P E AKE R S
Aanchal Broca Kumar, a writer on subjects ranging from travel and tourism to
child education, is a green warrior who believes that all waste on our planet can be
recycled – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle is her mantra.
Akka Bakka is a fun venture founded to explore the creative and colourful world of
art and literature, where children are encouraged to explore a visual, tactile, and
aural world to create their own, unique stories.
Founded in 1967, Amar Chitra Katha is a household name in India. It is the byword
for exquisitely illustrated comics which bring alive the epics, mythology, folktales
and the brave hearts of our multi-cultural nation.
Aniruddha Mukherjee gets his ideas at the stroke of his really long beard. A
painter, photographer, he spends his summers photographing riverbanks, collects
long-playing records and secretly wishes to learn the sitar one day.
Anita Raina Thapan dived into the ocean of Indian literature many years ago and
has not ceased to discover wisdom, joy and wonderment. These she shares with
great enthusiasm with the young generation.
Ankon Mitra is an architect who loves the folded geometry hidden within plants,
leaves and flowers. He calls himself a folder and folds everything he can get his
hands on - paper, cardboard, plastic, fabric and metal!
Annie Besant writes books and makes up things. Sometimes, she does those two
things at the same time. She can also make you laugh.
Anupa Lal* has written more than 20 books for children, but she enjoys telling
stories much more than writing them.
Anushka Ravishankar* has never met a monster or a crocodile. Disappointed at
her boring and monster-deprived childhood, she decided to make life exciting by
creating strange creatures - humans, animals and monsters - in her books.
Bandana Tulachan, an Illustrator from Kathmandu, Nepal, graduated in graphic
design from Kathmandu University, Center for Art and Design She likes drawing
monsters, making picture books, taking long walks and daydreaming inside public
vehicles.
Bharati Jagannathan* teaches History at Miranda House and writes fiction and
poetry. She is deeply interested in birds and trees and enjoys telling stories,
particularly the Ramayana.
Bikram Ghosh, founder and company manager of Tadpole Repertory theatre group
is an actor, director and storyteller. He has never won any awards or prizes but is
still not available for weddings or birtdhay parties.
Bina Kak was Minister of Forests and Environment in Rajasthan when she became
passionate about protecting forests and wildlife. An avid photographer, she lives in
Jaipur, visiting forests whenever she can.
The language of children aspires to capture and amplify their dreams, aspirations,
ideas, opinions, and expressions through content made for them, by them. And Bol
Child helps children do that.
Boori Monty Pryor*, former Australian Children’s Laureate, is a multi- talented
performer who has worked in numerous industries including film, television,
modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. An accomplished didjeridoo
player he performed solo with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.
Bulbul Sharma is a writer, a painter and a bird-watcher who loves traveling to
remote areas in search of birds and stories. Her grandchildren enjoy painting with
her because they make a real mess together.
Devendra Mewari* has been writing popular science for the last 45 years. He has
over 1500 articles and 17 books to his credit and has appeared on radio talks and
written screenplays for science programmes on TV and won numerous awards.
Dr Devika Rangachari* is an award-winning children's writer who is pursuing her
post-doctoral research in Indian history. She is usually found wandering
somewhere in the past, but can be brought back by many things, especially
chocolate.
DK* is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of high-quality books and
online resources for children and adults. Established in 1974 in London, DK
produces content in over 87 countries, and in 62 languages.
Elin Grimstad* is an illustrator, writer, and stop-motion animator. Her discovery
that the moon above the Norwegian island where she was born, was not the only
moon in the world has been her guiding light.
Fouzia*, the first woman Dastango of modern times, brings the flavour of Old Delhi
to her storytelling. She enjoys telling stories of quaint characters such as Chacha
Chhakkan, Sheikh Chilli and Mullah Naseeruddin.
Jaba Chitrakar is one of the leading women Patuas of Naya village whose soulful
singing is world renowned. Jaba learned Patachitra painting from her childhood
under the tutelage of Dukhushyam Chitrakar.
No one knows this writer’s secret identity. What’s known is that he lives by the sea,
understands Fishy (water creature speech) and translates the Septopus adventures
from Fishy into English under the assumed name ‘Jyotin Goel’.
Kamla Bhasin’s work with NGOs and women’s groups has equipped her to write
extensively on women’s empowerment, rural development and sustainable
agriculture. In addition She has written several books for children.
Katarina Genar is the author of several critically acclaimed novels for children that
are loved by young readers. Her stories contain several layers, both enigmatic and
somewhat mysterious.
Ketaki Karnik* is a top-secret detective investigating heinous heists and
conspiracy theories. Even whilst masquerading as a corporate crony, she created
the Crime Busters League. A sci-fi freak, she loves her guitar and chocolates.
Lee Kowling* is a quirky softly spoken artist who has illustrated over 40 children’s
books. She has brought joy and laughter to countless children and adults, not to
mention free tickets for flights of the imagination.
Lynette Morrison* is a university lecturer by day and a pirate by night. She goes on
voyages with the Pittodrie Pirates and has exciting adventures where she meets
magical creatures and visits strange islands.
Mamta Nainy spent some years in advertising before a rotten apple fell on her head
while she was sitting under a mango tree. Now she writes for children, eats
cupcakes, plays with a yo-yo.
Martin Widmark is considered one of the giants of current children’s fiction. His
books are consistently on the best-seller lists and have been translated into more
than 30 languages.
Mathangi Subramanian loves rabbits, books, feminism, and books about feminist
rabbits. When she is not writing stories starring feisty female heroines, she works in
the field of peace education.
Meghna Singhee* is using Bookaroo as a platform to promote Grunt, her NGO to
save the words from rampaging emoticons. She likes colour, blood, trampolines,
murder mysteries, ideas that bang, crash, boom and writing.
Michael Camilleri* is mad about making things: comics! picture books! puppets!
theatre! paintings! drawings! it's non-stop. He was recently awarded the Best New
Illustrator in the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards.
Ng Kok Keong* is a School Principal by day but a tri-lingual storyteller by passion.
He has been mesmerizing audiences all over Malayisa and the world with stories for
the past nine years.
With over a decade of teaching experience at a Delhi University college and in a
leading school, Nupur Awasthi Gaur is an educator-communicator with special
interests in environment education, storytelling, and creative writing.
Paras Joshi is an Author, Modernite, Law Student, Procrastinator, Blogger,
Wanderer, Traveller and Mentalist.
A spoken word performer, independent media analyst, curator and a performance
consultant by profession, Parnab Mukherjee* is one of the leading alternative
theatre nomads of the sub-continent.
Parvati Sharma spent every summer vacation during her teens writing and
discarding drafts of her novel. Fifteen years after those attempts, her first book saw
the light of day. Now, she has three.
Payal Kapadia* is an award-winning writer who lives with one husband, two
children and three imaginary friends. Payal was fed up of reading grim books about
horrid children - her latest book is about horrid grown-ups instead!
Ranjit Lal* has written over thirty books for both adults and children. He has
written about birds and animals and tiger families and human families stranger than
any found in the animal world.
Razi Gandhi, an experienced teacher with Amiown Amity’s Pre-School, is a
passionate storyteller who is happiest when sharing her love of stories with
children of all ages whenever and wherever!
Rohini Chowdhury writes for children, and grown ups too. She loves to travel,
hates flying, and is happiest when with a bar of chocolate and a book.
Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she was going to write for
children. She is currently hard at work trying to earn the right to this epitaph: She
was often content.
Sampurna Chattarji* began writing as a kid and never outgrew the habit! She has
written novels and poetry for adults, young adults and children, and her
translations include Sukumar Ray's poetry.
Santanil Ganguly has been involved in all aspects of theatre for children in Kolkata
for almost 20 years. He loves hajmi, chaats, candy...
Satomi Ichikawa*, a writer and illustrator, moved to Paris from Japan, never
imagining that she would stay forever, or that drawing would become her passion.
A doll collector and dancer, she travels the world to stay inspired.
Sayoni Basu is the director and primary platypus, at Duckbill, a publishing house
for children and young adults.
Sharada Kolluru is a film scriptwriter who enjoys painting. She feels strongly that
each one of us has a story to tell, including herself. Korika was the book that gave
her the title of author and was followed by more books.
Simi Srivastava* is a master storyteller, founder of Kathashala, a life skills trainer,
and a performing artist. She is professionally trained in theatre, creative music and
movement, miming, puppetry and uses all these to narrate stories.
Subhadra Sen Gupta, awarded the Bal Sahitya Puraska in 2014, has written
mysteries, adventures, comic books and books on history for children. She is
waiting for a time machine to join Emperor Akbar for lunch.
Swati Sengupta loves small towns, tea and the chirp of birds. After quitting
full-time work as journalist, Swati now travels and researches her books. On
weekends, she plays football with her husband and son.
With characters such as Suppandi and Shambu and award-winning storytelling and
art, Tinkle has been imparting learning with fun for over 35 years.
A cartographer and illustrator, Urmimala Nag uses maps where others use words.
The Illustrations and maps she conjures up speak a thousand stories.
Valentina Trivedi*, an education consultant, is a merry squirrel who loves skipping
off to explore new creative ideas. A leaf, a stick, a pencil, a crow - all inspire
exciting tales in her mind.
Vandana Mathur, a teacher at Amiown Amity’s Pre- School, combines her two
passions – literature and teaching – in storytelling.
For Vanessa Ohri all the world's a stage, where she does an impressive juggling act
- actor, director, writer, producer. She is now ready to let her collection of highly
contagious theatre bugs loose on you... BEWARE!
As a New Zealand born Indian, Vasanti Unka*, tried to be a good little Indian girl
but her rotis were always misshaped so she gave up trying. Now she is a
multi-award winning writer and illustrator.
Wendy Cooling has been involved in a range of projects to promote rading not
only in the UK but worldwide. A true Book Dabbler!
* Also appeared for Bookaroo in the City, 2015.
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BiC, the outreach programme of Bookaroo, has become a round-the-year event.
We feel that this will help the festival reach out to as many children as possible.
Bhakti Mathur, writer, mother, banker and distance runner started the ‘Amma Tell
Me’ series in 2011 to introduce her kids to Indian festivals and mythology.
Flavour of Art Foundation was set up in 2011 by alumni of the Delhi College of Art.
Its mission is to unlock the creativity in everyone.
Himanjali Sankar writes about superdogs and super-young-people who will
eventually change the world as we know it. She was shortlisted for the Crossword
Award for Children’s Writing last year, which she suspects happened because she
really is very short.
Jeroninio (Jerry) Almeida, a consultant, believes that a coach and teacher can
see, touch and change the future for the creation of a better, just, egalitarian and
responsible society. He is the founder of ICONGO.
With a decade of experience in content creation in publication and film industry,
Kavita Singh Kale has handled broadcast design, writings and illustration for
picture books, music videos to short films.
Kshitish Padhy is an award winning comic book scriptwriter who works on genres
such as mythology, superhero fantasy and fiction for young adults.
A volunteer driven, not for profit, NGO working for the empowerment of the
disadvantaged young people in Delhi’s Khan Market, Kutumb Foundation is
committed to the creative arts, and theatre in particular.
Meetali Khanna is a teacher in Dubai who has built on her experiences in the
classroom to become a writer. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her
two sons and dog, Leo.
Payal Chaudhary followed her dream to become a professional storyteller with her
own outfit, Tale Trunk, which conducts sessions for all kinds of occasions and uses
stories for language development too.
Rabani Garg designs reading programmes at schools and libraries, runs Reading
Caterpillar and is a founding member of Thinkling, a children's magazine.
Renu Chauhan is a social worker, environmentalist and writer of over 30 books.
She has won several awards and runs her own NGO.
As a picture book enthusiast, editor and writer Richa Jha has taken her passion to
a new level by just turning publisher for these.
Rituparna Ghosh caught the oral bug when she started telling stories to her son.
In her past life she produced shows for a news network but having discovered the
child in herself, has decided never to grow up.
Robert Sullivan, Nga Puhi, is a former librarian turned poet and academic. He
gives the Maori identity a new and passionate voice. His collections of Maori poetry
and myths and legends have won several awards.
Laughter, fun, tension and excitement follow the zany grandmother writer and
storyteller Rosemarie Somaiah of the Asian Storytelling Network who shares
stories with young, old and the in-between in Singapore and around the world.
A storyteller and a trainer, Shalini Tayal grew up on a diet of tales and started
cooking stories for her son, Ojas which she now serves to all, big or small.
Shashi Shetye is a cartoonist, illustrator and calligrapher, who has won many
prestigious awards. He runs his own independent design studio but his favourite
challenge is illustrating children’s books.
Shweta Mohapatra is an illustrator and animator and has worked in Gali Gali Sim
Sim. She draws animals of all shapes and sizes and also fantasizes about time travel.
Suvidha Mistry worked first as a graphic designer in media and advertising, then as
a teacher. Now she is living her dream as an illustrator of children's books.
Tanu Shree Singh is a lecturer in Psychology. When she is not teaching, she is
writing, telling a story to children, or making things out of waste.
Vandana Bist graduated from the College of Art, Delhi, writes and illustrates books.
She has won the Noma award from Japan and the Katha award.
Vinita Zutshi is excited about children and stories. She is lucky to have the ideal
job, writing and telling stories for children and grown-ups.
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Supported by Vadehra Art Gallery Bookstore
Parnab Mukherjee is a leading alternative theatre director. As a curator he has
worked on a range of subjects, four of his most important curatorial interventions
include Loneliness of an Activist, Where is an Imphal? Africa in my Mind for Birla
Academy of Art and Culture and Gandhi in Noakhali for Britto Art Space-Dhaka.
Sreedeep Bhattacharya is an image-maker and poet. He has extensively published
photo-essays on a range of isssues and has penned three collections of poems.
Baishampayan Saha is an alumnus of Pathshala-Bangladesh and is currently
working on a series of frames looking at Gandhi in South Asia.
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Shikha Malhotra Shivani Sen Shravani Dang Shreya Biswas
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Sukriti Sachar Suman Jindal Sunita Thomas Tanushree Singh
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