Young India Books, a site dedicated to promoting Indian books for children, turned a year old recently.The site features reviews of children’s books - from picture books to young adult fiction. Aside from being a rich resource for children’s book buffs, the site is equally informative for parents, educators and researchers. The simple, user-friendly interface allows users to search according to age, book title, theme, genre, authors, illustrators, and also features articles related to books and reading. Experts contributing write-ups and reviews include historian and environmentalist Nanditha Krishna, award-winning children's writer Lisa Bullard and art-historian and writer Pheroza Godrej.
Founder Shamim Padamsee is also a Tulika author. Her Birdywood Buzz: The Vulture Returns is a zany take on filmdom, the deliciously whacky A Silly Story of Bondapalli has delighted readers of all ages. Her first with Tulika, Dancing on Walls, an imaginative story on the possible origin of Warli paintings, is a much-loved picture book. Her love for children's books is reflected in her own thoughtful reviews for the YIB site.
Happy Birthday, Young India Books! Here's to books, reviews and lots more!