Inviting Entries for the Parag Honour List 2021

One gap that has been highlighted in recent times is the lack of a comprehensive curated list of good quality children’s books that libraries, teachers, parents can refer to while procuring children’s books. To fill this gap, Parag publishes an Annual Honour List. The list comprises of outstanding books of that year with annotation and details about each book.

Criteria for the submission of books for Parag Honour List 2021:

  • Books will be reviewed in Hindi and English languages with original writings only
  • Translated books will not be accepted
  • Focused age-group is 0-16 years
  • Please send the books from these categories- Picture books, chapter books, and young adult.
  • Books published between the period of October 2019 to September 2020 will be eligible for this year’s honour list
  • Send five copies of each title
  • The cut-off date for PHL 2021 list will be 30th September 2020
  • The final list will come out in December 2020
  • Send books for each quarter by the first week of the following month
  • Quarter 1 & 2– October 2019 to March 2020
  • Quarter 3 – April 2020 to June 2020
  • Quarter 4 – July 2020 to September 2020

We invite publishers for the year 2021 to send their books to the address mentioned below for review and selection.

Postal Address:
Ms. Priyanka Singh
D- 166, 2nd Floor, Saket
New Delhi- 110017
M- 9871649001
Email: psingh@tatatrusts.org

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Parag Honour List

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