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

When Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Books enquired if I might be interested in translating Chandrakanta, I was...

A boy who loves to colour takes a brush and colours his hair. Then he goes outside and sees a flower. He sees all the petals are of the same colour,...

In recent years our involvement with questions of schooling, pedagogy and culture has led us to re-examine dominant assumptions about childhood and...

Picture books—the term that can best describe them and that comes first to my mind is ‘life-long friends’. I still remember the brightly...

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

Unknown words don't stop the child. But a boring story will. So said Isaac Bashevis Singer, and hit spot-on the epicenter of the debate on children's...

Before the year is out, a TV serial entitled Ek Tha Rusty based on short stories by Ruskin Bond, should be on the small screen for DD...

Children's literature in Bengal owes its first flowering to the awakened consciousness of Bengal's intellectuals even as early as the latter...