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India is the second most populated country in the world with 50% under the age of twenty-five and 65% under thirty-five1. Children’s...

Taking stock of children’s books in India in English more than sixty years after Independence, could we rate them to be among the burgeoning literatures...

Facts and figures about children’s publishing in regional languages are riddled with contradictions. On the one hand, we read reports about falling...

Among my first ‘friends’ in the world of books were two Russian girls named Masha and Zhenya. While Masha was resourceful and clever, with...

Those of us who were growing up between 25 and 35 years ago read some wonderful translations of Tolstoy, Pushkin, Marshak, Charushin and Mayokavsky...

When we started off on this article our general idea of children’s books were the regular Enid Blytons and Adrian Moles. We thought it would be...

This is what we have been doing for the last few years -- negotiating the space for children's books in an education system that has no space for...

During a recent visit to a bookstore in Kathmandu I witnessed an incident which to my mind sums up the attitude towards children's literature in...

Text book, yes. Adaptations, maybe. But fiction? Original writing! Sorry, no.

That is the classic response that accosts a cre­ative children's...

When even writers or publishers of children's books happen to meet, here's one topic that invariably turns up in conversation. The difficulty...