December 2, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“Children are a lot more intelligent than we think and have a sophisticated, nuanced understanding.” Himani Dalmia (Writer and Entrepreneur)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Himani Dalmia (Writer, Social Worker, and Entrepreneur) about her latest book for children, Thammi’s Gift. (Speaking Tiger, 2022)

Himani Dalmia is a writer, baby, and toddler sleep specialist, social worker, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Gentle Baby Sleep India, India’s first and largest peer-to-peer support group on infant and toddler sleep. She is also the co-author of Sleeping Like A Baby: the Art & Science of Gentle Baby Sleep (Penguin Random House India, 2021), a bedside companion for parents of 0-5-year-olds.

Her first book, a novel was titled Life is Perfect (Rupa Books, 1999). The book made bestseller lists in India. She is a Certified Baby and Toddler Sleep Specialist and a pioneer in spreading awareness about biologically normal infant sleep in India. She is the co-founder of the large parenting community, Gentle Baby Sleep India, and a leader of the La Leche League.

Himani Dalmia is mamma to two little read-o-sauruses, Devika and Yamini, in addition to three dogs and several fish. When she isn’t reading to all of them, she is cooking up stories on her laptop or helping little ones sleep better as a baby and toddler sleep specialist. She earned a Master’s in South Asian Literature from the University of Oxford after graduating with Honours in English from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

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