The students of Grades IV and V at MRIS Charmwood had the wonderful opportunity of interacting with renowned author, poet and translator Ms. Deepa Agarwal recently. Ms Agarwal writes for both children and adults, and has published over 50 books. Among various awards, she has received the N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok’s New Friends. Her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008.
Ms. Deepa has also received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and the Austrian government to research children’s literature. She has presented papers at many seminars and conferences both in India and abroad. She actively promotes reading and is a resource person for Scholastic India, National Book Trust, India, and other organizations, conducting creative writing workshops and storytelling sessions in schools.