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For Indian Kids, ‘a World Beyond Harry Potter’


For better or worse, over the decades, Indian children have been more familiar with English books written by non-Indian authors. . Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys may have given way to Harry Potter these days, but ask an Indian kid who they like to read, and you would be hard-pressed to get the name of an Indian author.

Some of this is changing slowly, as the Indian middle-class is looking for books that are more “Indian” in their content and sensibilities, and which their kids can better relate to. The article shares examples of Indian authors and publishers who are now creating and publishing children’s books for the growing English-speaking Indian audience.



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