Rajiv Eipe received the Big Little Book Award, illustrator category, in 2020. Drawing and art has been his companion always. He has illustrated 22 books for children. Rajiv also runs an animation studio, Plankton Collective, in Bangalore. He enjoys reading and spending quiet time at home with his wife, 3 cats and a dog.

Book art and the artist’s pad


Poetry and art

Connecting home, studio and illustrations

Being an illustrator, the creative process never ceases to end. Ideas strike up from day to day living, which means a notebook, and a pencil by the side, and they all become a part of your identity. Through Rajiv’s photo story we are exploring how he connects home, life and his illustrations.

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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