Some give money. Others, their time. If you are an author, illustrator, translator, reviewer, or in any way involved with the children’s book publishing industry, do consider volunteering some of yours.
For a clearer picture of how you could help, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org while clearly mentioning your area of interest.
You don’t have to contribute your skills alone. If you are between jobs, a student on vacation, a pensioner, a housewife, or belong to an organization that supports voluntary work, you could also help us by sharing your time.
Read about some of our authors and illustrators below:
Janaki Lenin likes to write about what happens when people and wild animals meet. She was lucky enough to watch the people of Agumbe village live respectfully with wild king cobras and she hopes to write more such stories in the future.
Mala Kumar is a freelance journalist, and an editor with Pratham Books. If possible, she would spend all her time trading stories with children.
Noni is the pen name that Rohini Nilekani uses when she authors books for children. As a child, Noni is what she called herself. Rohini Nilekani is a writer and a philanthropist. She is Founder-Chairperson, Pratham Books.
An award winning author, Ramendra Kumar has written 16 books for children. His work has been translated into several Indian languages as well as Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Mongolian and Sinhala. He is also an inspirational speaker and storyteller for children.
Subhadra Sen Gupta has been writing for children for many years. Her strength is historical fiction. She also likes writing about interesting people and places, and loves mystery stories. She has a weakness for good food.
Maya Ramaswamy brings any creature and landscape alive on canvas. She creates identity and movement in the pictures she illustrates. Her work can be seen in many books on wildlife, both for children and adults. A keen wildlifer, Maya has illustrated ‘Turtle Story’ and ‘Nono, the Snow Leopard’.
Ruchi Shah has graduated from IDC, IIT Bombay in Visual Communication. She loves illustrating and designing, apart from experimenting with materials in her spare time. She is fascinated by stories and all forms of art.
Zainab Tambawalla has a degree in applied arts from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya and studied animation film design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her strength as an illustrator lies in her versatility and playfulness with different media using simple techniques and textures. An ardent recycler, she encourages children to look at every object imaginatively.
Madhuvanti Anantharajan likes reading and drawing – her work as a freelance illustrator and designer lets her do both. She studied art history for her Master’s degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, and is very interested in education. She also likes watching movies and travelling.
Tapas Guha is a well known illustrator for children. What he likes best is illustrating comics and animal stories. His work has appeared extensively in books published by Pratham Books, Puffin, Scholastic, Rupa and Oxford University Press.