As the India Gate circle is a high-security zone, all cars will have to be parked in Bhairon Road parking lot or on official parking lots around India Gate, not in the circle. Please try and use public transport, Uber or Ola to come to the venue. Nearest metro stations are Central Secretariat and Barakhamba Road.
Join in the biggest birthday party of the year for children!
Bookaroo, India’s first children’s literature festival, will be celebrating its 10th birthday on the 25th and 26th November from 10.30am to 5.30pm at Children’s Park (near India Gate).
The celebrations have already started with 10 walls around the city being painted with illustrations from children’s books.
Come and meet over 50 award-winning writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers, including 18 from outside India. Enjoy Delhi’s first Ski Slalom, a Story Mountain, the original Oranginus Tragonus Transmuter, an Indian Beach and an Upside Down Forest, two duelling illustrators competing in the Battle of the Brushes and history in a bowl of paneer makhani.
Be ready for fun and games galore with stories and books in all forms, shapes and sizes – and a very special cake of course!
Entry is free and open to all. There is no pre-registration.
Amrutash is a writer, storyteller, entrepreneur, and all-round raconteur. Beaches, books, and bitter gourd are among his favourite things in the world. He loves the idea of learning something new every day.
Anushka Ravishankar has never met a monster or a crocodile. Disappointed at her boring and monster-deprived childhood, she decided to make life exciting by creating strange creatures – humans, animals and monsters – in her books.
Ashok Rajagopalan’s main aim in life, is to laugh and make people laugh. A shy bookworm, he manages this by writing and drawing funny books. Or he would have joined the circus and become a clown!
Chennai-based visual artist Ashwathy loves to explore art, transforming a simple piece of paper into a whole new multi-sensory experience. Her passion for art came very early, while learning to draw as a child.
C G Salamander
As a child C G Salamander wanted nothing more than to become an insurance salesman, but that changed the moment he was bitten by a radioactive writer. He now writes children’s books, dreaming of selling insurance.
Greystroke – also known as Shyam Madhavan – is a self-taught artist who’s been drawing ever since he can remember. He has been a writer, illustrator, art director (even publisher) for over 20 years now. He’s a photographer and filmmaker as well.
Harshikaa Udasi, a journalist and children’s writer, runs a children’s book club in Mumbai. When fed enough paani-puris, she transforms into a parody artist par excellence. She believes that laughter can help solve everything.
Indu Harikumar is a children’s writer, illustrator and craft teacher who enjoys tinkering with everyday objects that find their way into the dustbin to create art around them.
Karthika is a writer, storyteller, daydreamer, and dedicated polish-off-er of jars of chocolate ganache. She enjoys her work as an editor but she really likes making children laugh – and making appallingly bad puns.
Khyrunnisa A, prize-winning author and creator of the popular comic character Butterfingers, is a hoarder, who hates to throw anything away. Her house is full of “stuff” which might just come in useful one day.
Lidwin Mascarenhas, a Physics graduate-turned-3D animator-turned freelance-graphic-designer-turned mom-turned ceramic artist, loves travelling, food, nature, the smell of the earth after rain and the awesome feel of clay.
Neha Singh loves creating stories through books, plays and films. She believes there is a crazy story inside every person itching to be told.
Priya Kuriyan is an illustrator and animation film designer whose forte is the visual art of storytelling When she’s not Illustrating she is usually travelling to places (sometimes imaginary) far and near.
Proiti Roy loves to draw for children and rescue animals in distress. She is happiest painting surrounded by her rescued furry friends. She collects matchboxes and postcards… but doesn’t really know what to do with them!
Savio Mascarenhas’ is the creative mind behind Super Suppandi, the super avatar of Suppandi. He is also the artist for Little Shambu, based on the childhood adventures of Shikari Shambu.