We, at Eklavya, are committed to bringing to you engaging, vibrant, inclusive, and affordable books, appealing to the adult and child in you alike.

We are quite excited to inform you of an upcoming volume close to our hearts: a compendium on children’s literature in India. Developed by Parag (an initiative of Tata Trusts) and designed and published by Eklavya, it is a carefully curated collection of ideas and insights from the change-makers in the children’s publishing world—authors, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, academics, storytellers, and readers of course. 

Edited by stalwarts like Sandhya Rao and Shailaja Menon, the essays included explore a wide array of topics ranging from oral and performative traditions to current trends and innovations, from various genres to different languages, from capturing diverse childhoods to creating for those with special needs, from teaching of literature to library movements. You name it, we might have it!

The volume is planned to be about 450 pages long, demi-A4 in size, and printed in four colour. As we approach the final stages of its publication, we find ourselves in need of financial support to bring this book to a wider audience, as we strongly believe that this is a must-read for all the educators and children’s literature connoisseurs out there. We need to raise about 2 lakh rupees to help us make the collection available at an affordable price.

We request your support for this endeavour of love and passion, a first-of-its-kind effort to bring together the established and contemporary voices to map the dynamic and nuanced landscape of children’s literature in India. We appeal to your goodwill and generosity to contribute any amount you can to help us make this vision a reality.

If you are able to, you may make your contributions by clicking the link given below. For more information, please get in touch.

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