Actor-writer Nandana Sen at Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda festival
Nandana Sen jets into Mumbai to present her latest children’s book
Actor, writer and children’s rights activist Nandana Sen was invited by the 2017 Kala Ghoda Arts festival for an interactive session with children, parents and others as she talked about her third and latest children’s book, ‘Not Yet’ , which attracted a packed audience of various age groups with children at its epicentre. The event took place at Kitab Khana, a popular bookstore in the Fort area in Mumbai. She read extracts from her book along with theater and media personality, Gerson da Cunha. The children responded enthusiastically to their spoken words, with parents cheering them on.
Through playful rhyme and some lovely illustrations by Niloufer Wadia, the book takes us lilting through a child’s fantasy world and the cosy warmth of bedtime ritual. The book has just been launched in nine languages across the country and has been translated into Hindi by Sushmaa Roshan.
Besides Not Yet, Nandana has authored two other books for children, Mambi and the Forest Fire and Kangaroo Kisses. She has two more in the pipeline to be out on book-stands by the end of the year. Nandana also writes screenplays and a monthly fiction series for The Wire titled ‘Youthquake’. Her translations include the bilingual books Make Up Your Mind and Ekkhuni Na! Sen also works with RAHI, Operation Smile and UNICEF to fight against child abuse.