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RAMENDRA KUMAR

RAMENDRA KUMAR

Ramendra Kumar is a writer by passion, a storyteller by obsession, a mentor by aspiration, a communicator by profession and a dancer by inspiration. His family thinks he is insane. He calls himself Ramen. He has written 41 books which have been translated into 30 languages.

His work has found a place in several anthologies and textbooks. He has also been empanelled by Pearson India Education Services as well as several schools to conduct workshops. He was nominated as a Jury Member for the Best Children’s Author Category of The Times of India’s ‘Women AutHer’ Awards 2020. He loves festival hopping and has lived it up in events at Denmark, Greece, Sharjah, Sri Lanka as well Indian festivals like Jaipur LitFest, Bookaroo, et al.

An Engineer & an MBA, Ramen was serving as the General Manager (Corporate Communications), SAIL, when he opted for Voluntary Retirement to pursue his Ikigai, in August 2020. His website is www.ramendra.in and he has a page devoted to him on Wikipedia.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY (CLICK TO VIEW)

FOR 3-6 YEARS:
BETTER THAN THE BEST– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi(2007), THE CACTUS– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi(2009), PAPLU THE GIANT– Pratham Books, Bengaluru(2011), A TALE OF TAILS– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi(2013), WE ARE DIFFERENT– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi(2013), THE ROYAL SWEEPERS– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi(2013), BOOND– National Book Trust (NBT), New Delhi (2013), THE PERFECT MATCH- Pratham Books, Bengaluru(2015), THE DAY IT RAINED FISH – Pratham Books, Bengaluru, 2019
CHAPTER BOOKS: FOR 7+ YRS
JUST A SECOND AND OTHER STORIES– Vikas Publishing House, Pvt. ltd., New Delhi (1997), THE MAGIC PILLS AND OTHER STORIES Vikas Publishing House, Pvt. ltd., New Delhi (1999), INTERNET IN THE JUNGLE AND OTHER STORIES Sanbun Publishers, New Delhi. (2003), BABOLITO AND OTHER FANTASIES– Navneet Publications (India) Ltd., Mumbai(2005), THE BRAVE FRIENDS AND OTHER STORIES– Pauline Publications, Mumbai (2007), TALES OF LORD JAGANNATH – B.K. Publications Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar(2014)
MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: 8-12 YRS
THE WILL TO WIN–Dahlia Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Kerala (2001), THE MAD SCIENTIST AND OTHER STORIES– Rupa & Co., New Delhi(2004), CHECK AND MATE AND OTHER STORIES– Rupa & Co., New Delhi(2004), THE MIRACLE PARK– Dahlia Publishers Pvt Ltd., Kerala(2004), NOT A MERE GAME AND OTHER STORIES– Navneet Publications (India) Ltd., Mumbai (2006), FOLK TALES OF ORISSA– Children’s Book Trust (CBT), New Delhi(2009), A TSUNAMI CALLED NANI – Mango Books, Kochi(2016), AGAINST ALL ODDS– Duckbill Books, Penguin Random House, New Delhi(2017)
FICTION FOR EARLY TEENS: 13-14 YRS
TERROR IN FUN CITY (NOVEL)– Navneet Publications (India) Ltd., Mumbai(2008), NOW OR NEVER (NOVEL) Ponytale Books, New Delhi(2010), BRAVE NIRMAL AND OTHER STORIES – Pauline Publications, Mumbai (2012)
BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS: 15-18 YRS
THE INDIAN MASAAI – Frog Books, Mumbai (2015), AND THE JHELUM FLOWS – Authors’ Ink Publications, New Delhi (2016), THE SIEGE OF CRICKET Readomania Publishing New Delhi (2018), STORIES OF RESILIENCE – Protsahan Foundation, New Delhi (2019), THE CANINE CHRONICLES – Blue Pencil Publishers, New Delhi), SANA – National Book Trust, New Delhi (2021), SHRIEK AND OTHER SPOOKY TALES – Readomania, New Delhi, 2021
NON-FICTION (Biographies & graphic books)
JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT (Graphic Book) – Butterflies, New Delhi(2010), WHAT, WHY AND HOW – A Graphic Book on Diabetes – Butterflies, New Delhi(2012), A SPECIAL ACT – A Comic Book on POCSO Act, Butterflies, New Delhi(2017), APJ ABDUL KALAM – A Scientist & A Sage – B.K.Publications Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar (2018), DILIP TIRKEY : An Authorized Biography – Paschima Publications, Bhubaneswar (2018)
STORIES FEATURED IN ANTHOLOGIES
JThe Puffin Book of Animal Stories for 6-year-olds, Super Eid Stories – Hachette India, Fifteen anthologies published by Children’s Book Trust (Prize winning stories), Lighthouse in the Storm – AWIC, 21 Growing Up Stories -AWIC

AWARDS

34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years.
Felicitated by the writers and publishers of Sri Lanka for contribution to literature in 2017.

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