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Our favourite authors talk about creating stories that leap off the page and run away with your imagination too!

Amy Maranville on Amal’s Ramadan and Representation

Amy Maranville on Amal's Ramadan and Representation

Amal’s Ramadan and Amal’s Eid give an opportunity for others to peek into the lives of Amal’s family and what is it to live life as a Muslim. Read more →

Anita Badhwar on Rani’s Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

Anita Badhwar on Rani's Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

On the eve of the release of her latest book “Rani’s Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration”, KitaabWorld caught up with the author. Read more →

Bhakti Mathur on Amma Tell Me about Durga Puja

Bhakti Mathur on Amma Tell Me about Durga Puja

Bhakti Mathur acclaimed writer of the  hugely popular Amma Tell Me series of books. writes on I Durga Puja. Read more →

Anjali Joshi on Let’s Celebrate Diwali

Anjali Joshi on Let's Celebrate Diwali

Anjali Joshi is the author of Ganesh and the Little Mouse and Let’s Celebrate Diwali. Read more →

Nick Sharma on Shalu, Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Nick Sharma on Shalu, Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Nick Sharma grew up in Fiji and has worn many hats as an actor, screenwriter and illustrator, learn more about what lights up his Diwali. Read more →

Bhakti Mathur on Amma, Tell Me About Diwali

Bhakti Mathur on Amma, Tell Me About Diwali

To know more about how Bhakti Mathur celebrates Diwali, read on…Read more →

Amita Roy Shah on Lights, Camera, Diwali!

Amita Roy Shah on Lights, Camera, Diwali!

See how Amita Roy-Shah celebrates Diwali with her family! Read more →

Five Reasons Why You Must Teach Your Child Your Mother Tongue and How You Can Do It

Five Reasons Why You Must Teach Your Child Your Mother Tongue and How You Can Do It

In today’s diverse world, children often lack a sense of belonging and identity. Knowing your mother tongue can give your child a sense of identity. Read more →

D Kalyanaraman on Sorcerer of Mandala

D Kalyanaraman on Sorcerer of Mandala

KitaabWorld Interviews D Kalyanaraman on how Indian mythology inspired him to  create write the Sorcerer of Mandala. Read more →

Rukhsana Khan on stories as bridges of understanding

Rukhsana Khan on stories as bridges of understanding

Award wining children’s author Rukhsana Khan seamlessly frames the universal problems of growing up within different cultural contexts. Read more →

Naheed Senzai on Celebrating Diversity

Naheed Senzai on Celebrating Diversity

Naheed Senzai talks about her hopes and vision for a diverse world of children’s literature. Read more →

Jeannette Winter on Finding Commonality

Jeannette Winter on Finding Commonality

Jeanette Winter’s picture books introduces young readers to people from around the world making a difference in their communities. Read more →

Hena Khan on Countering the Narrative

Hena Khan on Countering the Narrative

Author Hena Khan on her children’s  books that bring to life the beauty and traditions of Islam. Read more →

Reem Faruqi on Feeling Misunderstood

Reem Faruqi on Feeling Misunderstood

Reem Faruqi on helping Muslim children feel confident in their identity. Read more →

Emma Apple on Understanding the Unseen

Emma Apple on Understanding the Unseen

Emma Apple on how to introduce concepts about God to young children. Read more →

Shahrukh Husain on the Timelessness of Folktales

Shahrukh Husain on the Timelessness of Folktales

Shahrukh Husain talks about the universality of folk tales. Read more →

Shoumi Sen on Celebrate Holi With Me!

Shoumi Sen on Celebrate Holi With Me!

Shoumi Sen on her latest book ‘Celebrate Holi With Me!’ Read more →

Drawing Parallels: The Story of Fred Korematsu

Drawing Parallels: The Story of Fred Korematsu

Co-authors Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins about writing Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Read more →

Marching to the Beat of Her Own Drum

Marching to the Beat of Her Own Drum

Hiba Masood on how books that normalize Islamic culture and place Muslim kids as front and center. Read more →

Nancy Churnin on Writing Stories and Moving Mountains

Nancy Churnin on Writing Stories and Moving Mountains

We spoke to Nancy Churnin recently about her latest book, Manjhi Moves a Mountain Read more →

Devdutt Pattanaik on telling all kinds of stories to children

Devdutt Pattanaik on telling all kinds of stories to children

Devdutt Pattanaik on the dynamism of Hinduism Read more →

Padma Venkatraman on writing from the heart 

Padma Venkatraman on writing from the heart (plus giveaway!)

I love the process of writing. I love spending time with my characters, hearing their voices, seeing their worlds, being possessed by them. Read more →

Surishtha Sehgal on the Festival of Colors

Surishtha Sehgal on the Festival of Colors

Read the inspirations behind the book Festival of Colors Read more →

Tanaz Bhathena on death as a muse

Tanaz Bhathena on death as a muse

Read an interview with Tanaz Bhathena on her sparkling debut novel set in Saudi Arabia. Read more →

Behind the scenes: The Boy Who Asked Why

Behind the scenes: The Boy Who Asked Why

Meet the author-illustrator behind the book The Boy Who Asked Why Read more →

Nisha Sharma on romance and living bi-culturally

Nisha Sharma on romance and living bi-culturally

Read what Nisha Sharma has to say about her debut novel My So-Called Bollywood Life Read more →

Ausma Khan on the diversity of Ramadan

Ausma Khan on the diversity of Ramadan

Ausma Khan on her new middle grade book on Ramadan. Read more →

Sheetal Sheth on her first picture book

Read what Sheetal Sheth has to say about the experiences that shaped her first book.

Supriya Kelkar on the lessons from history

Supriya Kelkar on the lessons from history

Supriya Kelkar talks about her debut novel Ahimsa Read more →

Saadia Faruqi on Meet Yasmin!

Saadia Faruqi on Meet Yasmin!

Learn how spunky Yasmin got her start! Read more →

Super Satya Saves the Day

Super Satya Saves the Day

Super Satya Saves the Day brings out the best in kids and the community. Read more →

Margarita Engle 

Margarita Engle interview

In conversation with Margarita Engle on her latest book on Nepal Read more →