Aditya Karnik, age 12, studies in Class 7, Sanskriti School, New Delhi.
Aishwarya Subramanian is an Assistant Professor of English at O.P. Jindal Global University. She researches children’s literature, fantasy and space fiction, and has worked as an editor.
Ambika Mohan is a freelance researcher and writer with extensive experience in the development sector.
Andaleeb Wajid writes books for adults, young adults and children for the past ten years. Author of A Sweet Deal (Fingerprint).
Anju Virmani is a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at Max, Pentamed and Rainbow Hospitals, Delhi, and Founder President and Advisor to the Indian Society for Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology.
Anjula Ray Chaudhuri, a former government servant, loves cooking and reading about it.
Arshia Sattar’s new book of essays, is Maryada: Searching for Dharma in the Ramayana (HarperCollins India).
Aruna Patel Vajpeyi, a former Joint Director, Information & Public Relations, Government of Gujarat, is currently Managing Trustee, Media India Centre for Research and Development, New Delhi.
Arvind Kumar Mishra is at the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Azeemah Saleem is a PhD scholar in the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Bharat Kidambi is a Bangalore based entrepreneur.
Bharati Jagannathan teaches History in Miranda House, enjoys conducting tree walks and narrating the Ramayana.
Chandra Chari is Chairperson, The Book Review Literary Trust and co-editor of The Book Review.
Deepa Agarwal writes books for children and adults. A poet as well, she likes to retell ancient Indian folktales, legends and myths.
Deepa Balsavar, a writer, illustrator, story-teller and author, has been developing educational material and teaching and conducting workshops on script writing, storytelling and illustration for children and adults.
Deepali Shukla, associated with the publication programme of the Eklavya Foundation for more than ten years, loves reading, especially children’s books and is an enthusiastic photographer and storyteller.
Dipavali Sen is a free-lance writer and retired academic.
Ektaa Jain has a PhD from Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Geeta Menon has a doctorate in Education from M.S. University of Baroda. She was Chair-Professor at the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Research (CECDR), Jamia Millia for a year.
Gulbahar Shah is a PhD scholar in the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Ilika Trivedi is a researcher at the Centre for Policy Research.
Indira Bagchi is a retired teacher. She writes for children in English and Hindi. She has MA degrees in Sanskrit, History and Education.
Ira Saxena has a PhD in Child Psychology. She is the author of several books for children.
Jaya Krishnamachari translates from Hindi into English.
Kriti Kidambi is a Grade 7 student of National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore. She has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past three and a half years.
Laila Tyabji is Chairperson and Founder Member, DASTKAR, Society for Crafts & Craftspeople.
Malaika Berry, mother of a 6 year old, is an avid reader with an interest in kids’ art and craft.
Manu Mehrotra is a teacher in the Mathematics Department and Housemaster at The Doon School, Dehradun.
Namita Ranganathan is currently a Professor in the Department of Education, University of Delhi. Her recent publications include Understanding Childhood and Adolescence (Sage, 2020) and Guidance and Counselling for Children and Adolescents in Schools (Sage, 2017).
Neera Jain is a writer and editor of books for children.
Nita Berry writes short stories, picture and activity books, historical biographies and full-length non-fiction for children of all ages.
Nivedita Sen teaches English Literature in Hansraj College, Delhi University. She has worked and written extensively on children’s literature.
Padma Baliga is a library consultant, runs reading programmes in schools and writes on aspects of children’s literature.
Prakul Karthik, age 13, is studying in class 7 at Presidency School, RT Nagar, Bangalore.
Rabani Garg teaches in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Rachana Mannar is an IT professional living in Bangalore, juggling her time between work and family.
Rafia Reshi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Rama Mannar is a freelance critic.
Ravindra Karnena teaches Sociology at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Rekha Bhimani, a voice talent and a multilingual audio content provider for advertising corporate jobs. She has translated more than 50 children’s books for Tulika Books, Chennai.
Rina Sen Goel is a lover of arts and languages, and one-time journalist. She reads and worries about the state of the environment.
Rohini Rangachari teaches French at the Alliance Française de Delhi and at The Ardee School in Delhi.
Ruchi Shevade works with the publications team at Eklavya Foundation as a Research Associate.
Sabah Hussain is a Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Sajitha Nair is currently doing her Master’s degree in Gender Studies from Charles University, Prague.
Sakshi Dogra is Assistant Professor, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Delhi, She teaches English literature and language.
Samina Mishra is a documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi. Her work uses the lens of childhood, identity and education to reflect the experiences of growing up in India.
Sandhya Gandhi-Vakil has been involved in writing and telling stories for children, translating stories from English into Hindi and selecting films for Children’s Film Festivals.
Sayoni Basu has been an editor of books for children for several years. She has worked with Penguin, Scholastic and Amar Chitra Katha, and is a co-founder of Duckbill Books.
Serena Shah, age 10, is studying in 5th grade in the Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.
Shailaja Srinivasan is a Bhopal-based children’s book editor. In her spare time, she loves gardening.
Shalini Jayaswal Singh has fifteen years of experience in Corporate Human Resources including Learning & Development and Talent Management.
Shiv Narayan Gour has been working with Eklavya Foundation for more than seventeen years, mainly as a part of the publication programme and a reading initiative programme by Eklavya.
Shreyas Vadrewu is a fledgling writer currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in engineering.
Shubhra Seth is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Shuby Abidi is Assistant Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has published many articles on Pakistani and Indian Diaspora literature.
Simi Malhotra is Professor, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Sridhar Rajagopalan, an educational entrepreneur, is the co-founder of Eklavya School Ahmedabad, and Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. He is first inventor of Mindspark, EI’s EdTech product, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Pratham Gujarat since 2002.
Subhadra Sen Gupta enjoys introducing India’s amazing history to young readers, through both fiction and non-fiction. Author of A Children’s History of India (Rupa/Red Turtle).
Sucharita Sengupta is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Sumitra Kannan is Assistant Professor (Retd.), School of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany.
Tanu Shree Singh is a Professor of Psychology, specializing in Positive Psychology. She is the author of Darkless, Keep Calm and Mommy On, and Indian Icons: CV Raman.
TCA Avni is a Research Associate at TERI. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a Masters degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Toolika Wadhwa is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Veena Zutshi is a freelance critic.
Vinatha Viswanathan, an ecologist by training, works as an editor and science communicator at Eklavya Foundation, Bhopal.
Vishesh Unni Raghunathan is a poet from Chennai who is also a Chartered Accountant.
Yuvraj Shah, age 15, is in Grade 9, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai.