New Indian Kids’ and YA Books in January 2019

A list of what is is new in children’s books from Indian publishers in January 2019.
The information in this list is what is provided to us by the publishers. Details may be updated.

Picture books

Achoo English_CC.inddAchoo
Author: 
Deepa
Illustrator: Nancy Raj
About the book: Curious Monkey is full of questions. Everyone wants to help but sometimes the real answer is completely unexpected!
Publisher: Pratham Books
Age group: 6+
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: 
Deepa is an author/illustrator of over 25 children’s books. Her books have been published by Tulika Publishers, Eklavya, Pratham Books, Macmillan and Tata Donelly. She conducts workshops for teachers, and storytelling, drawing and creative writing sessions for children.
About the illustrator: Nancy Raj is a Chennai-based illustrator and designer. She enjoys capturing people, their emotions and involvement in daily life. She likes to spread energy and laughter through comic strips and caricatures. She has illustrated books like Maharani the Cow by Tulika Publishers, and Days with Thaathu by Katha. She received the The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2018 (Best Picture Book – Illustrations).
Price: Rs 150

Are you a Fish English_CC.inddAre You a Fish?
Author: 
Shabnam Minwalla
Illustrator: Adrija Ghosh
About the book: There are some strange fish swimming in the sea. They are made of metal, foam and gel, and they hunt for smugglers and pirates. Would you like to see them?
Age group: 6+
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Shabnam Minwalla is a popular writer of children’s books in India. These include The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, The Shy Supergirl and What Maya Saw. She regularly conducts workshops in schools around the country and has been a speaker at numerous literature festivals, including the Jaipur Literature Festival.
About the illustrator: Adrija Ghosh is an illustration artist from Calcutta who loves to work with children’s literature and art and all things Calcutta. Her short, nostalgic graphic narrative has been featured in Long Form by Harper Collins, India, in 2018. Price: Rs 45

Are you an Insect English_CC.inddAre You an Insect?
Author: 
Shabnam Minwalla
Illustrator: 
Adrija Ghosh
About the book: Insects are amazing creatures. They can fly, leap, crawl and swim. Scientists are making machines that mimic insects. Would you like to know them?
Age group: 6+
Publisher: Pratham Books
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Shabnam Minwalla is a popular writer of children’s books in India. These include The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, The Shy Supergirl and What Maya Saw. She regularly conducts workshops in schools around the country and has been a speaker at numerous literature festivals, including the Jaipur Literature Festival.
About the illustrator: Adrija Ghosh is an illustration artist from Calcutta who loves to work with children’s literature and art and all things Calcutta. Her short, nostalgic graphic narrative has been featured in Long Form by Harper Collins, India, in 2018. Price: Rs 45

Get Off That CamelGet Off That Camel
Author: 
A.H Benjamin
Illustrator: 
Krishna Bala Shenoi
About the book: From the time Meena was a baby, she’s been obsessed with camels. This fixation becomes stronger when she’s gifted a real camel for her birthday. Thrilled with her new pet, Meena simply refuses to get off that camel!
This delightful story by veteran children’s author A.H. Benjamin is accompanied by Krishna Bala Shenoi’s vibrant, colourful illustrations, and promises to take readers on a ride they’ll never forget.
Age group: 4+
Publisher: Karadi Tales
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Ever since the mid-eighties, A. H. Benjamin has been writing books. He has written over 40 books for publishing houses around the world and his stories are available in more than twenty-five languages including Chinese, Korean, Turkish, Afrikaans, Greek, and Arabic.
About the illustrator: Krishna Bala Shenoi has a deep interest in animation, photography, filmmaking and illustration. He is particularly drawn to picture books, and says, “A good storybook can start a spark in the child’s mind and send them on their way to who-knows-where. And I want to take young people places.”
Price: Rs 399

7- Anna's Extraordinary Experiments with WeatherAnna’s Extraordinary Experiments With Weather
Author: 
Nandita Jayaraj
Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan
About the book: Anna Mani was an Indian scientist who loved to read about the world around her. Peek into her eighth birthday party and follow her through her extraordinary scientific adventures.
Age group: 6+
Publisher: Pratham Books
Category:  Picture book (English)
About the author: Nandita Jayaraj is a science writer and storyteller based in Bengaluru. She co-founded ‘The Life of Science’ project where she travelled to laboratories around India tracking the lives and research of the scientists who work in them.
About the iIlustrator: Priya Kuriyan is an independent animation filmmaker and illustrator based in Bangalore. She has directed educational films for the Sesame Street show (Galli Galli Sim Sim) and has worked on various TV commercials. She has illustrated many comics and children’s books including Susheela’s Kolams and the Rituchakra series.
Price: Rs

Parrot and the Merchant_FCThe Parrot and the Merchant
Author/illustrator: Marjan Vafaian
About the book: Mah Jahan, a rich merchant woman, collects birds in cages. But when she brings back a gift for one of them, she learns a surprising lesson. This exquisitely illustrated story is an enchanting fable exploring how hard it is to let go of someone you love and give them freedom. Retold for modern-day readers, this classic tale by Rumi is brought to life by the award-winning illustrator Marjan Vafaian.
Age group: 6+
Publisher: Puffin
Category:  Picture book (English)
About the author: Marjan Vafaian has been creating elaborate and detailed book illustrations for ten years. Very well-received at home in Iran, her work has also won awards at international exhibitions. She has brought a modern twist to this ancient fable, casting a woman as the merchant. She has also illustrated Bijan and Manije (2016) and Cinderella of the Nile (2018) by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo, published by Tiny Owl. Rumi was a thirteenth-century Persian philosopher.
Price: Rs 199

8- Goby's Noisy Best FriendGoby’s Noisy Best Friend
Author: 
Sheila Dhir
Illustrator: Anjana Noronha
About the book: Legless Goby and noisy Snap are best friends who live together in a burrow deep in the ocean. What happens when Goby gets tired of Snap’s loud claws?
Age group: 4+
Publisher: Pratham Books
About the author: Sheila Dhir has written and illustrated over 42 children’s books all over the world. Her book Gandhi received the 1984 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) award. She is based in Hawaii, USA.
About the illustrator: Anjora Noronha currently lives between the Indian tropics and a windy little town somewhere in northern Europe, where she works as an illustrator on a variety of projects ranging from comics and children’s books, to historical books of places long forgotten.
Price: Rs

Cat's EggCat’s Egg
Author: 
Aparna Karthikeyan
Illustrator: 
Christine Kastl
About the book: How long does it take to hatch a kitten? Cat isn’t sure, but she would rather be snacking or napping. Join her as she looks around for a babysitter for her mysterious golden egg. She seeks help from her baffled friend Dog, a crow, a cuckoo, and a turtle, for as we all know, it takes a village to raise an egg. Aparna Karthikeyan’s delightfully humorous prose is complemented by Christine Kastl’s art that has an almost
three-dimensional quality to it. Together, they take you on a feline adventure quite unlike any other.
Age group: 4+
Publisher: Karadi Tales
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Aparna Karthikeyan is an independent journalist. She writes and photographs for newspapers and magazines about vanishing livelihoods and everyday people. She also writes stories and short-fiction for small and big people. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, daughter, and dog.
About the illustrator: Christine Kastl grew up in Germany. She studied art and design North Germany and illustration in Strasbourg (France) at the ESAD (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). In 2007, she was awarded the Kunstförderpreis Friedrichshafen, a prestigious art award.
Price: Rs 399

9- Look Up!Look Up!
Author-illustrator: 
Aditi Dilip
About the book: Birds and bats. Kites and planes. How often do you explore the incredible world above us? Get ready to spot the odd ones out in this wonderful book of patterns.
Age group: 4+
Publisher: Pratham Books
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author/illustrator: Aditi Dilip is an illustrator and graphic designer. She loves drawing characters of indeterminate origins. Her style stems from a love of the curious and quirky combined with a minimal aesthetic. Her work can be found on www.aditidilip.com and her Instagram page.
Price: Rs

Big Rain_coverBig Rain
Author: 
Gayathri Bashi
Illustrator: T. R. Rajesh
About the book: 
Rain can be fun. But sometimes, ‘lots and lots and lots of rain’ is frightening — when water comes into homes and washes everything away. Floods and other natural calamities do happen, children do get caught in them, and other children see it all on television. How do they make sense of it? Big Rain was written when the author tried to explain to her three-year-old how the devastating floods in Kerala had affected family and friends and so many, many others. The book talks to children through very simple text and evocative visuals, ending with the important reminder that if you look after nature, nature will look after you. It enables conversations that can heal and empower.
Age group: 5+
Publisher: Tulika Books
Category: Picture book (Multilingual)
About the author: Gayathri Bashi once had a picture book collection of her own. Now, she shares it with her equally enthusiastic son. Together they discover new worlds that inform and inspire them, and learn about things great and small. Gayathri’s last book with Tulika was Minu and her Hair.
About the illustrator: T. R. Rajesh paints, teaches and illustrates for children. He lives in Adoor, a small town in Kerala. This is his third book with Tulika, after Upside Down and Little Frog.
Price: Rs 175 (English), Rs 150 (other languages)

10- Walking in the WildWalking in the Wild
Author: 
Sejal Mehta
Illustrator: Barkha Lohia
About the book: Take a walk with Zakhuma, a brave forest guard who lives in Mizoram. As Zakhuma takes us through his forest, we learn about the different animals and what it means to protect the jungle.
Age group: 8+
Publisher: Pratham Books
Category:  Picture book (English)
About the author: Sejal Mehta is a writer and editor. Her past work includes Lonely Planet Magazine India, National Geographic Traveller India, Nature inFocus, Saevus Wildlife. She has written for publications including Mint, BBC Top Gear, BBC Knowledge, DNA, The Free Press Journal, The Times of India and The Hindustan Times.
About the illustrator: Barkha Lohia is an illustrator living in Gurgaon, Haryana. She loves working on morbid illustrations, tattoos, paintings of bird and trees. She can be found drinking chai at any given time. She is currently working on a poem based picture book.
Price: Rs

In my heart_front_finalIn My Heart
Author: Nandana Dev Sen
Illustrator: Ruchi Mhasane
About the book: 
When you come out of someone’s heart, a part of you always stays in it, making it even bigger.’ Mia knows that she came out of her mother’s heart and her father’s heart. That’s why she’s so much like them. But when Mia learns that she has a tummy mummy too, she can’t wait to find her. Does anyone know where her tummy mummy is? Maybe Grandma or Aunt Tara or Dr Nargis?
In My Heart is a warm, fearless story about an adopted child who sets out on a journey to find out where she came from, only to discover that each person who loves her will always be a part of her.
Publisher: Puffin
Age group:
5+ 
Category:
Picture book (English)
About the author: 
Nandana Dev Sen is an award-winning actor, writer and child-rights activist. She has authored five children’s books, including Mambi and the Forest Fire and Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm. Nandana lives in Kolkata, London and New York, and has starred in over twenty feature films in all three continents.
Price: Rs 299

Books for younger readers

shivaji coverThe Story of Shivaji: Warrior King
Author: 
Nishith Mehta
Illustrator: Sunny Kolekar
About the book: 
This stunningly illustrated children’s book on Shivaji, is a story that ripples with action and adventure and crackles with daring and imagination. The narrative compasses the Maratha king’s life from birth to death, taking in the fabled feats, formidable forts and the epic escapades he had with his band of faithful friends. Shivaji’s heroism is matched only by the courage of his own mother, Jijabai, who features prominently in the book. But this story isn’t only about a king-in-the-making; it is also a tale of the love between mother and child and the passionate loyalty of friends.
Interspersed with playful verse that makes the story dynamic and fun, and incredibly detailed hand-painted illustrations that layer and texture the scenes, this book is not simply a storybook, but a treasured keepsake.
Publisher: Eicher Goodearth Pvt Ltd
Age group:
7+ 
Category:
Chapter book (English)
About the author:
Nishith Mehta believes the universe is made up entirely of stories. It was how he was introduced to the world around him as a child, and it has come to define his understanding of it as an artist. He has been variously a painter, designer, teacher, script-writer, and with this, his first published children’s book, an author.
About the illustrator: Sunny Kolekar is an artist, designer, visual communicator and researcher with a keen interest in Indian textiles, crafts, art, culture and history. He is an alumnus of Sir J J School of Art and Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He currently works as a design researcher at IDC. Sunny loves nature and animals and dreams of one day having a jungle of his own.
Price:
Rs

Rumble In the jungleRumble in the Jungle
Author: 
Ranjit Lal
About the book: 
Welcome to Gaindagunj!

Rumble-Tumble and Roly-Poly are in love! But Rumble-Tumble’s mother, Gaindaben doesn’t approve. Prince Shamsher hates his boarding school and wants to stay in Gaindagunj with his new friend Teesta.
But how will he make his father change his mind?
Follow the rip-roaring adventures of love-struck rhinos, terrifying tigers and villainous villains in this laugh-out-loud book!
Publisher: Scholastic India
Age group:
8+ 
Category:
Fiction (English)
About the author:
Ranjit Lal has written over 35 books—fiction and non-fiction—for children and adults. His book Faces in the Water won the Crossword-Vodafone award for Children’s Writing for 2010 and the Ladli National Media Award for Gender Sensitivity for 2011-2012 and was honoured by IBBY. He lives in Delhi.
Price: Rs 295

Books for middle-grade readers

Nanis Walk to the Park English_CC.inddNani’s Walk to the Park
Author and illustrator: 
Deepa
About the book: 
Venki’s Nani has a special relationship with her neighbourhood. When Venki decides to go to the park with her, the walk turns into an adventure!
Publisher:
Pratham Books
Age group:
9+ 
Category:
Picture book (English)
About the author/illustrator:
Deepa is an author/illustrator of over 25 children’s books. Her books have been published by Tulika Publishers, Eklavya, Pratham Books, Macmillan and Tata Donelly.
Price:
Rs 160

Jalebi Jingles final frontJalebi Jingles
Author: 
Sakshi Singh
About the book: 
Can a watch do yoga?
Do jalebis jingle?
Why are cabbies crabby?
Read about a whole bunch of funny things, new experiences, secrets and stories that are sweet and swirling, funny and twirling.
Publisher: Scholastic India
Age group:
7+ 
Category:
Poetry (English)
About the author: 
About the author Born in Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, Sakshi wonders a lot and wanders too. Sakshi also conducts reading and rhyming sessions with little ones at her Fresh Rhyme Water Workshops™ and therapeutic writing workshops for teenagers and adults under ‘Words For Your Wellness’. 
Price:
Rs 195

front cover_Twice Upon A TimeTwice Upon a Time: A Tale of Two Princesses
Author: Payal Kapadia
About the book: 
There is more than one way to be a girl Keya is the real princess of a real kingdom, till she quits – and finds the least suitable replacement for the job! Can a brash, bubblegum-chewing girl fill some very fancy shoes? And what will happen when a real princess starts becoming a real person instead? From award-winning author Payal Kapadia comes this wickedly funny and action-packed novel about some real and not-so-real princesses.
Publisher: Puffin 
Age group:
9+ 
Category:
Fiction (English)
About the author: 
Payal Kapadia lives in Mumbai and is the author of the award-winning debut novella Wisha Wozzariter, which won the 2013 Crossword Book Award for Children’s writing, and the horridly entertaining boarding school series Horrid High.
Price: Rs 199

India unlimited Business quiz CoverIndia Unlimited: The Business Quiz Book
Authors: Kunal Savarkar and Seema Chari
About the book: 
Which iconic balm was first sold by its creator outside Music Halls in Chennai?
Which entrepreneur was responsible for India’s first modern shipyard, aircraft manufacturing company and automobile factory?
Which of the original seven founders of Infosys left the company just before it hit the big league?
Test your aptitude for business with the smartest book yet in the India Unlimited series. A veritable treasure trove of trivia spanning three millennia of Indian Business and Trade, from the Indus Valley Civilisation to GST and beyond! Wittily written, quirkily illustrated, smartly curated—the perfect primer for quizzers, students, and indeed all knowledge lovers!
Publisher: Scholastic India
Age group:
8+ 
Category:
Non-fiction (English)
About the author: 
Kunal Savarkar is an architect who has worked in Europe, Asia and Africa; a nationally acclaimed TV quizmaster, Kunal heads Xpress Minds Edutainment, which conducts quizzes and knowledge events for schools, colleges and corporates.
Seema Chari is a quizmaster, teacher, trainer, translator, theatre artiste, as well as author of a dozen books. She was born in Bombay, spent years in Calcutta and Madras, lives in Delhi and considers herself a perennial nomad.
Price: Rs 295

11- Behind the LieBehind the Lie
Author: 
Asha Nehemiah
Illustrator: Aindri Chakraborty
About the book: Valli and Ramesh live under a cloud of fear because of their father, who has a frightening temper. Will things ever change for them? A story about domestic violence, grit and hope.
Age group: 10+
Publisher: Pratham Books
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Asha Nehemiah has written books for children of all ages. Her books include Mystery of the Secret Hair Oil Formula, The Adventures of Mooli and the Blue-Legged Alien, Granny’s Sari, The Rajah’s Moustache and Trouble with Magic. Several of her titles have been translated into Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Urdu and other Indian languages.
About the illustrator: Aindri Chakraborty is a communication designer with special focus on narrative illustration and animation. Within her illustration practice, she is most interested in the intersection of material exploration and drawing.
Price: Rs

image descriptionबचपन की बातें
Author: संजीव ठाकुर
About the book: बचपन वह दौर है जब हम तमाम चिन्ताओं से दूर खुलकर जीवन का आनन्द लेते हैं। लोग क्या सोचेंगे इस खयाल से बिलकुल दूर, हर पल को पूरी तरह जीते हैं।प्रसिद्ध से प्रसिद्ध व्यक्ति का बचपन भी शैतानियों औरमनमानियों से अछूता नहीं रहता। देश और दुनिया के मशहूर नामों के बचपन की खट्टी-मीठी यादों को संजोए है यह किताब – बचपन की बातें।
Age group: 12+ 
Publisher: 
Eklavya
Category: Non-fiction (Hindi)
About the author: संजीव ठाकुर: पत्र पत्रिकाओं में विभिन्न विधाओं में लेखन। बच्चों के लिए तथा शास्त्रीय संगीत पर भी लगातार लेखन।नौटंकी जा रही है और फ्रीलांस ज़िन्दगी कहानी संग्रह औरझौआ बैहार लघु उपन्यास प्रकाशित। बच्चों के लिए भी कुछ पुस्तकें प्रकाशित।
Price: Rs 95

There’s a Hole in my Galaxy English_CC.inddThere’s a Hole in My Galaxy
Author: 
Ananya Dasgupta
Illustrator: Chaaya Prabhat
About the book: Three friends blast off from Earth in a rocket to explore the Solar System. Suddenly, they find themselves being pulled by a black hole. Do they manage to escape? Find out what happens on this space odyssey.
Age group: 12+ 
Publisher: 
Pratham Books
Category: Picture book (English)
About the author: Ananya Dasgupta has been a journalist with The Telegraph, Kolkata, and an editor with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Archives in Mumbai, where she handled the Oral History Project. She is now an editorial consultant with the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru. She has co-authored A Masterful Spirit: Homi Jehangir Bhabha 1909-1966 (Penguin).
About the illustrator: Chaaya Prabhat is an independent graphic designer and illustrator based in Chennai. She holds an MA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has won awards for her portfolio previously from Adobe and Behance. Her work usually involves a combination of illustration, design and hand-lettering, which she is passionate about.
Price: Rs 50

Maaमाँ
Author: कांचा आइलैया
Illustrator: लोकेश खोड़के, शेफाली जैन
About the book: गड़रिया बच्चा जो आज एक विश्वविद्यालय में प्रोफेसर है, अपनीजाति के लोगों को लामबंद करने के अपने माँ के संघर्षों को बड़े गर्व के साथ याद कर रहा है।
Age group: 12+ 
Publisher: 
Eklavya
Category: Fiction (Hindi)
About the author: अन्य किताबों के आलावा गॉड एज़ पोलिटिकल फिलॅासफर: बुद्धाज़ चैलेंज टू ब्राह्मिनिज्म के लेखक हैं।फिलहाल ये हैदराबाद में मौलाना आजाद राष्ट्रीय उर्दू विश्वविद्यालय (MANUU) में सामाजिक बहिष्कार और समावेशी नीति केंद्र के निर्देशक हैं।
About the illustrator: लोकेश खोड़के बड़ोदाके फैकल्टी ऑफ़ फाइन आर्ट्स से एम एफ ए।तूलिका प्रकाशन, दिल्ली की चित्रकला पर महत्वपूर्ण किताब Articulating Resistance: Art & Activismमें उनका काम प्रकाशित हुआ है।एकलव्य द्वारा प्रकाशित पत्रिकाओंचकमक और संदर्भ के लिए चित्रांकन। इन दिनों एशिया आर्ट आर्काइव दिल्ली से जुड़े हैं।

शेफाली जैन गुजरात के बड़ोदा शहरमें रहकर काम करती हैं। पेंटिंग के आलावा वे काफी समय से बच्चों की किताबों के लिए चित्रांकन भी कर रहीहैं। इनमे से कुछ हैं: तूलिका द्वारा प्रकाशित दस जिसका लेखन भी शेफाली ने किया है, औरअदिति श्रृंखला। एकलव्य की बाल पत्रिका चकमक में भी उनका सक्रिय योगदान है।
Price: Rs 65

Talking in Twos English_CC.inddTalking in Twos
Author: 
Sarat Talluri Rao
Illustrator: Joanna Mendes
About the book: Computers use a special language called Binary. This has only two symbols – 0 and 1 – but it manages to pass on the most complex messages.
Publisher: Pratham Books
Age group: 9+
Category: Picture books (English)
About the author: Sarat Talluri Rao is a writer/film-maker who is almost never bored. Forever curious about almost everything, he loves to keep learning and trying new things. He believes that being creative is a way of living and anyone can be creative. He thinks humans are a mix of stories and stardust.
About the illustrator: Joanna Mendes is a freelance illustrator-designer, specialising in linocut printmaking. A graduate in fine art, she uses a mix of linocut, traditional and digital media to create her illustrations. Joanna loves singing, peoplewatching, film trivia and jazz-fusion music.
Price: Rs 45

It was on the Cards CoverIt Was On the Cards
Author: 
Scharada Dubey
About the book: An ominous Tarot reading!
A shocking murder!
A budding romance!
When her friend is murdered, Shreya is sent away to her Dadi’s house in small, sleepy Faizabad for safety. As she comes to terms with the tragedy and a lacklustre life in Faizabad, the unexpected happens—love.
Shreya and Ajay, however, inhabit very different worlds. Can the twain ever meet?
A charming tale of love, mystery, suspense, emotions and family.
Publisher: Scholastic India
Age group: 11+
Category: Fiction (English)
About the author: Scharada Dubey is the author of several books for children and narrative non-fiction books reflecting contemporary India. She has also been, at different times, a radio announcer, a lecturer, a Tarot columnist, and she presently works as a commissioning editor in a publishing company. This is her seventeenth book.
Price: Rs 295

Books for teen readers

Mayil 3 cover.pmdThis Is Me, Mayil
Author/illustrator: 
Sowmya Rajendran and Niveditha Subramaniam
About the book:
Fiercely fun, madly morose and prone to spontaneous combustion — this is Mayil Ganeshan at Not Yet Sixteen. Much like before. But edgier. Older and bolder, the unstoppable ‘Mayilwriter’ rants in rhyme, ponders in verse, and doodles in between. For every moment of clarity, there are others filled with anger, confusion and self-doubt. But Mayil keeps her chin up and decides that she will never put her pen down. With the laugh-out-loud humour, seriousness and honesty of the popular and award winning Mayil Will Not Be Quiet! and Mostly Madly Mayil, this third in the series is another exceptional, unputdownable, must-read book for teens and anyone else.
Age group: 13+
Publisher: Tulika Books
Category: Fiction (English)
About the author/illustrator: Sowmya and Niveditha are significantly older and insignificantly quieter than Mayil. They like bad puns and good tea at about 3. Unlike Mayil, they’ve both written some forgettable poetry.
Price: Rs 195

The Lies We TellThe Lies We Tell
Author: 
Himanjali Sankar
About the book: 
Seventeen-year-old Irfan Ahmed is handsome, easy-going and deeply in love with his girlfriend, Uma. However, when Uma dumps him for his best friend, Rishi, Irfan’s life begins to unravel.

Things haven’t been good at home ever since his sister left. And soon, they get worse. He stops playing cricket, gives up music, cuts himself off from all his friends and withdraws into a world where his only solace comes from writing emails to his sister.

But when a photograph of Uma begins to circulate among their classmates, everyone suspects it’s Irfan taking his revenge on his two erstwhile best friends. But is it? Is Irfan really going out of his mind or is there someone else out there playing games with him?Age group: 14+
Publisher: Duckbill Books
Category: Fiction (English)
About the author/illustrator: Himanjali Sankar grew up in Calcutta and did her Masters and MPhil in English Literature from JNU, New Delhi. She’s written some children’s and YA books, including The Stupendous Timetelling Dog and Talking of Muskaan, both of which were shortlisted for the Crossword Award. Mrs C Remembers, her first novel for adults, won the FICCI Publishing Award for Upcoming Author of the Year in 2018.  Himanjali edits for a living. A corner of her heart is reserved for dogs, oceans and Mahatma Gandhi, in that precise order.
Price: Rs 295

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