22 October 2018

A BIG LITTLE WORLD

Children’s literature in India is growing and how! From the simple single- and two-colour folk stories of the 1950s, through the pioneering indie publishing movement in the 1990s, to the brave new world of today where children’s publishers are experimenting with themes, narratives, genres, illustrations and production, books for children in English and the Indian […]

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6 June 2018

THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE

6 June 1984: Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a charismatic militant Sikh leader, dies in the course of Operation Blue Star. What follows is the shocking assassination of our then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, which then leads to the horrifying massacre of Sikhs across the country. Why should a travelling children’s bookshop recall a traumatic episode from […]

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