Episode 71 | Indian Childrens' Literature
“In artifacts, bones, clay pots and dust I saw stories and drama which I wanted to share.”
-Devika Cariapa on “Indian Childrens’ Literature”
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Devika Cariapa is an award-winning children’s author who uses her background in history and archaeology to creatively communicate with a young audience. Her first book, India Through Archaeology: Excavating History (Tulika Books) encourages children to explore Indian history through the lens of archaeology. It was awarded the Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2018 and the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019. She is also the author of India Through People : 25 Game Changers (Tulika Books) about the courageous men and women who left an imprint on the course of modern India, The Adventures of the Kohinoor (Juggernaut), an adaptation of William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s book, Kohinoor and Uncle Nehru, Please Send an Elephant, a picture book for younger readers on Nehru’s ‘elephant diplomacy’. The Adventures of the Kohinoor is on the Neev Book Awards 2021 short list. Listen to this conversation about children’s literature in India!
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