With over 100 children’s books under his belt, Atanu Roy has devoted much of his creative prowess to children’s literature. Roy’s use of bold colours and vivid details, capture the hearts and eyes of his readers. It’s no surprise then that Roy, who once worked as a political cartoonist for India Today, has won awards like the Children’s Choice Award for Book Illustrations and the IBBY Certificate of Honour for Illustrations.
Munshi Premchand, born Dhanpat Rai, wrote around 300 novels and stories. He enriched the world of modern Indian literature with his focus on social realism and made changed the scene of fiction writing by introducing this style of writing. His writings covered the travails of the life of common people from villages as well as the newly emerging urban middle class. Some of his most important works are Godan and Nirmala.