Subhadra Sen Gupta has written over sixty books, a majority of them for children. At the same time, she has worked in advertising for twenty years. Her interest in history led to her studying the subject at Indraprastha College, Delhi and over the years historical writing has become her main area of interest. She has been published by most of the major publishing houses in India like Rupa, Penguin, Pratham, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Speaking Tiger and Hachette.
Subhadra writes fiction, nonfiction and travel books and scripts comic books illustrated by Tapas Guha. Keeping in touch with children is one of the joys of her life and over the years her young readers have guided her in the way she presents the many aspects of Indian history and culture. She was awarded the Bal Sahitya Puraskar of the Sahitya Akademi in 2014; the Comic Con Award with Tapas Guha in 2012 and three of her books have been chosen for the White Ravens Selection at the Bologna Book Fair.
“Subhadra is a prolific but a particular writer and takes a route that is not an easy one. She writes thoughtfully, well researched books. We can count on her rigour and her background research to stand by her content and always find her positions are balanced and enable the reader to arrive at their own decisions. Something very few writers for children in India in English can add to their list of qualities in writing.”