By Divya Jyoti Tirkey & Mamura Khan During the first lockdown at the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the country, a large number of migrants walked insurmountable distances, in the peak of summer, to reach home. Jamlo Makdam, a 12-year-old child, also walked, from the chili fields of Telangana where she worked as a laborer, … Continue reading Using stories as tools for understanding social justice with children
“I am beginning to feel of late that I have Delirium” (Narayan 167) When it comes to the narratives centred around a juvenile consciousness evolving during colonial India, there are only a few and fewer amongst those who have done justice to it. Children, irrespective of the temporal and spatial bounds have been treated as … Continue reading Conflicted Childhoods in R.K. Narayan’s Swami and Friends
Meghaa Gupta In 2021, I had the privilege of being shortlisted for an award celebrating women writers. Much has been said about the historical neglect of women in virtually every walk of life, including writing. However, as a woman working in children’s publishing, I can hardly recall a time when I felt discriminated because of … Continue reading Why I feel marginalised as a children’s writer and publishing professional
By Samragngi Roy Disclaimer: I shall begin with a rant so I can conclude on a happy note. So, here's the unfiltered truth about the self-publishing industry in India. If I said that what I experienced as a self-published young adult author was rather unpleasant, it would be an understatement. It was traumatic! A nightmare! … Continue reading My adventures and misadventures as a young adult writing for other young adults.
In this piece, Kajori Patra writes about translating Leela Majumdar's Holde Pakhir Palok as an amateur translator and reflects on how closely entwined Majumdar's works are with her own sense of identity.
By Shreya Banerjee “Childhood is the geometric place of all nostalgias” -Jean-Claude Brisseau’s On Sunday Afternoon (1966) There are as many variations of childhood, as there are children in the world. A child’s orientation to their particular contexts are inflected upon by various social, political and economic factors. For instance, the boyhood/girlhood of a child … Continue reading Two suicide poets and Children’s Literature