Proiti Roy received the Big Little Book Award, illustrator category, in 2017. She lives in Shantiniketan and spends her time illustrating, reading and looking after rescued dogs, 22 of them, who are her housemates. Proiti has been illustrating for children for over a decade through picture books, children’s magazines and textbooks. Her illustrations are always so sensitive with close attention to people and place.

Book art and sketches


Poetry and art

Proiti’s day

Proiti’s inspiration is her daily life. She crafts her day through multiple tasks, from gardening, to caring for her family, with very special attention to her dogs, reading and of course illustrations. The heart of an artist lies in the making, connecting dots from reality to imagery. Illustrations reflect the illustrator, her choice, sensitivity and ways of exploring worlds. In Proiti’s day we find how these pieces fit.

Library Educator’s Course

LEC Hindi is open to all educators and intended for teachers, school librarians, development sector professionals, and literacy and language educators and in fact for every one working with children and books with the desire to spread the joy and culture of reading. The LEC offers a unique opportunity to strengthen understanding and academic thinking linked to practice in a well-designed, highly charged environment with some of the best library practitioners in the field.

The course comprises three contact sessions in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. LEC hindi has successfully completed seven batches. More than two hundred library educators and teachers from 43 organisations across 19 states have participated in the course.

Participation on moodle during distance mode, completion of assignments and field projects are graded. For more information, please go through the course prospectus.

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