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Why Children Must Read Indian Authors And Titles

"Your child's sense of self worth comes from her relationship with her immediate environment."

Whether in vernacular or in English language, it is important to read modern Indian literature as it develops a deep relationship with the culture and community we live in. It strengthens the sense of belonging or identity in our children.

In Conversation With

Vidya Mani

Children's Writer & Editor
Co-founder, Funky Rainbow: The Travelling Children's Booksho

Vidya is a children's writer and editor, who wears many hats. She runs a content and design studio called Melting Pot that creates children's books and magazines for publishers and NGOs. She is one of the founder-members of Funky Rainbow (, a travelling bookshop and book consultancy that is committed to bringing books and children together in exciting and innovative ways. She is also the managing editor of the children's book review site, Goodbooks ( Her books for children include India A to Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Incredible India (Penguin), The Quirquincho and the Fox (Pratham), Lazy Rafael and The Missing Leg (Pages for Ages).

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