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Author Name: Sandhya Rao

Sandhya Rao is Senior Editor at Tulika Publishers. One of the finest writers for children in India today, her books have won awards and accolades: My Friend the Sea won the Ambitious Children’s Book Project award at the Berlin Children and Youth Literature Festival, 2005. My Mother’s Sari was chosen as an Outstanding International Book, 2007, by the United States Board for Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Children’s Book Council. Rights to the book have been sold for USA, Canada, Australia and the U.K.
But what Sandhya cherishes most is that she has been able to follow her dream – doing books for children. For this, she cheerfully gave up a promising career in mainstream journalism and joined longtime friend Radhika to create multilingual books for children at a time when independent children’s publishing in India was nascent. She has written over 20 books and translated Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstrump into Hindi. Sandhya has an eclectic taste in books, music and films and likes to ‘make’ things. She loves listening to stories, especially real stories. She occasionally writes for The Hindu-Business Line and Housecalls. She enjoys different kinds of vegetarian cuisine and lives in Chennai. Sweden is her heart’s home.

     Books By Author :: Sandhya Rao

Wrestling Mania
 -by Sandhya Rao

Big, burly Tarlochan is a champion wrestler, eager for some real challenge. So when he hears of Paramjit, reputed to be unbeata... Read More

Ekki Dokki
 -by Sandhya Rao

An endearing Marathi folktale about two sisters. Ekkesvali has one hair on her head; Dhonkesvali has two and thinks she’s... Read More

Suresh and the Sea
 -by Sandhya Rao

The book is about growing up in a fishing community on the southern east coast of India. The story is told through a series of ... Read More

My Mother's Sari
 -by Sandhya Rao

The sari Mother wears everyday is sometimes a train, sometimes a river, or a swing, or a hiding place . . . Children have a way... Read More

Crocodile Tears
 -by Sandhya Rao

This warm story explores the thoughts, reactions and imagined fears shared by friends when one of them goes suddenly missing.&n... Read More

And Land was Born
 -by Sandhya Rao

And Land Was Born is a story from the Bhilala tribe who live in central India. The fantasy element in the story reflec... Read More

My Friend, the Sea
 -by Sandhya Rao

This is the fictional story of a boy caught in the aftermath of the tsunami that hit several countries on December 26, 2004. It... Read More

Sweet and Salty
 -by Sandhya Rao

The famous storyteller, Gorannagaru, is in the village to recite the Ramayana. Bangaramma forces her husband, Penchilayya, to a... Read More

Author in Focus

I was born in a quaint little village called Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. Located east of mainland Ernakulam, across Vembanad Read More...

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