Atanu Roy received the Big Little Book Award, illustrator category, in 2016. He has worked as a political cartoonist for many media houses. While in college he did his first book on the history of transport in single color detailed drawing in ink. His illustrations spread across decades, in magazines, advertisements and illustrations for children and adults. Atanu’s eye for detail makes his work most outstanding.

Book art


Poetry and art

The art of community building

As an award winning illustrator, Atanu encourages budding illustrators and artists to find a voice and identity through their art. Art being an ever evolving space, building connections and communities to strengthen youth has been much of his interest. He has contributed significantly to the artistic growth of young illustrators and a mindful orientation towards illustrating for children.

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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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