April 1, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

“If someone told my eight-year-old self that I would grow up to be a writer, I would have denied it in my Dear Diary.”-Bijal Vachharajani (Indian Author)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Indian author Bijal Vachharajani as a part of the South Asian Women Writers Feature.

For the whole of March, we will be featuring South Asian Women Writers on Kitaab for the whole of March. You can read the editor’s note to know more about this.

Today we are featuring popular children’s writer, Bijal Vachharajani. Her writing is informative and fun at the same time.

When Bijal Vachharajani is not reading a children’s book, she’s editing or writing one. A commissioning editor at Pratham Books, she’s also the author of multiple planet-friendly books including Savi and the Memory Keeper, A Cloud Called Bhura, and Kitten Trouble.

A Cloud Called Bhura: Climate Champions to the Rescue won the Auther Children’s Book Award 2020. She has written So You Want to Know About the Environment and has co-authored 10 Indian Champions Who Are Fighting to Save the Planet and The Great Indian Nature Trail with Uncle Bikky.

Her picture books include PS What’s up with the climate?, What’s Neema Eating Today? and The Seed Savers. Previously Bijal has worked with 350.org, Fairtrade, and Sanctuary Asia. She has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace, with a specialisation in climate change from the University for Peace.

She’s a climate worrier. Her books are available at most indie bookstores in India. 

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