Booknerds Podcast featuring author,poet and translator Deepa Agarwal
We discussed the author's book 'Kashmir!Kashmir!'
Publisher : Scholastic India
About the book
While the uncertainties of a lockdown weigh heavy upon human and her friends; Zainab must run to protect the life of her neighbour. Buried in snow, Rahman is saved by an unexpected rescuer; and atharva finally understands his mother when he is forced to visit his abandoned ancestral home. This collection of short stories explores the lives of the young in a land that is beautiful, warm, yet at times, cold and turbulent; a land where joy and hope Bloom like the crocus sprouting through the dark Earth.
About the author:
Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal grew up in the pristine Kumaoni region set in foothills of the Himalayas. She writes for both children and adults and has over fifty published books to her credit, including Puffin Classics: Chandrakanta and Listen, O King! Five-and-Twenty-Tales of Vikram and the Vetal. A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has edited, compiled and contributed to several anthologies. Among other awards, she received the NCERT National Award for Children's Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok's New Friends, while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the 2008 IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List. Her works have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages.