10 Indian Heroes Who Help People Live With Dignity

This inspiring book is about ordinary people with extraordinary courage, about hope, compassion and perseverance of those who help others fight for their right to live with dignity. It describes issues that people in modern India face. It highlights the importance of upholding the country’s constitutional rights, now more than ever. Ten chapters are devoted to ten people who stand out for their commitment to justice and rights.

Duckbill by Penguin Random House India 2021 Somak Ghosal

A Germ of an Idea

This is a non-fiction comic book about microbes that live in the human body. It has fun facts that makes the reader wonder if germs are good or bad. The book addresses fear and notions of health hazards associated with germs, clearly demarcating good germs from bad. It is well written, easy to read and understand; can be read and enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Eklavya 2021 Charudatta Navare Reshma Barve

Gods,Giants and the Geography of India

This well-researched book on geomythology throws light on the fascinating relationship between folklore and some of the most spectacular geological formations in India. Before the advent of science, which offers a peek into nature’s cataclysmic events like volcanoes and earthquakes that shaped the earth’s crust, people spun stories and songs to explain such scary phenomena. The book marries the two in an entertaining fashion.

Hachette India 2021 Nalini Ramchandran Sharanya Kunnatha

How to be a Writer

Aimed at readers young and old, the book opens up a part of Ruskin Bond’s world of writing. Bond talks about the various aspects of his writing and the process that leads to the final written piece. By the by, Bond invites readers to ponder on everything about life.

HarperCollins Publishers India 2020 Ruskin Bond Harper Collins

Postbox Kashmir-Two Lives in Letters

Between letters, the author weaves threads picked from the lines the two pen friends share. The book depicts Kashmir from different points of view, ranging crucial aspects of the regional, social, political and emotional. The outstanding craft of this book makes it a powerful one.

Duckbill by Penguin Random House India 2021 Divya Agarwal

Queen of Fire

The fearsome Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi comes alive in this well-researched book. India’s freedom struggle, in which the Queen played a dominant role, the account follows her from when she becomes the ruler. Dramatically written, the book includes monologues by Damodar, Lakshmibai’s son, which adds tenderness to the narrative.

Duckbill by Penguin Random House India 2021 Devika Rangachari

केरल के केले

इस संकलन की कविताओं का विषय चयन, ताल लय और शब्दों का सहज दोहराव इन्हें बच्चों की पसंदीदा रचनाएँ बनाता है । कुछ कविताएँ बच्चे मज़े-मज़े यादकर गुनगुना सकते हैं। समृद्ध व सादगीपूर्ण भाषा में रची कविताएँ , शिक्षकों के लिए बच्चों को भाषा सिखाने का एक बढ़िया संसाधन उपलब्ध कराती हैं । ‘धम्मक धम्मक आता हाथी’ और ‘ऊँट चला’ जैसी चर्चित रचनाओं में जीवों के चालढाल और रहन सहन का सुन्दर, सजीव चित्रण लुभाता है। सादगी भरे चित्र कविताओं के साथ बोलते- डोलते से लगते हैं और इन्हें नया अर्थ देते हैं।

जुगनू प्रकाशन 2021 प्रयाग शुक्ल देबब्रत घोष

एक कहानी

‘एक कहानी’ सात सम्मोहक कहानियों का विरल संग्रह है।यहाँ बचपन के अनुभव और स्मृतियाँ कल्पना का मेल पाकर विलक्षण कथा-रूपों में बदल जाती हैं।इन कहानियों  का जादुई और अतीन्द्रिय लोक हमारी कल्पना-शक्ति को उद्दीप्त  करता है और सब कुछ को पुन: नये नये तरीक़े से देखने को बाध्य करता है।भाषा का ऐसा खेल और अप्रत्याशित संयोजन विस्मित करता हुआ हमें वस्तुओं के अंदरूनी जगत में ले जाता है।यहाँ लोक कथाओं- सी सादगी और बनक है और विज्ञान कथाओं का रोमांचक रहस्य-बोध ;लेकिन अपनी दृष्टि और भाषा-व्यवहार में बिल्कुल अनूठा,अप्रमेय।

जुगनू प्रकाशन 2021 विनोद कुमार शुक्ल अतनु रॉय