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.
A poet, playwright, novelist, musician, and a painter, Rabindranath Tagore was one of modern India’s greatest literary figures. Also the founder of Santiniketan (Abode of Peace), which later became an international university with a wide-ranging curriculum, Tagore won the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913, largely for the English version of his collection of poetry, Gitanjali.