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Deepa Agarwal

Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has over sixty books published. A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has edited and compiled several anthologies. Gender equality, social injustice and preservation of the environment are some of the main themes in her writing.

She has received many awards, including the N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature for her picture book Ashok’s New Friends while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the prestigious IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008. Her non-fiction Journey to the Forbidden City was on the Parag Honour List 2020 and shortlisted for the Neev Book Award 2021 in the Junior Readers section, short story collection Kashmir! Kashmir! Was on the Parag Honour List 2021 and shortlisted for the Publishing Next Best Children’s Book of the Year award. Her poetry collection Forgotten Kaleidoscopes was shortlisted for the PVLF Best Poetry Award. Deepa’s work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

She has received a senior fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, presented many scholarly papers at seminars and conferences in India and abroad and participated in several literary festivals including the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival, Sahitya Akademi Festival of Letters and the Times LitFest.

Books by the author

The Begum

The Begum

Deepa Agarwal, Tahmina Aziz Ayub
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