Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author

Conferences and Panels

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Panel member, Stories Told and Suppressed - Your World Between the Covers. Organised by Neev Literature Festival
20th September, 2019. Neev Academy, Bangalore

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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019
In Conversation with moderator, John Elliott: The Child in Us
Galle Fort Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka
January 18, 2019

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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019: Mothers & Daughters Literary Panel, Royal Court Spa Ceylon, Galle, Sri Lanka
January 17, 2019

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UNICEF/Kolkata Group Workshop : “India’s Children”

26-28 August, 2018. Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata

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7th Anti-Trafficking in Person Conclave and Screening of “Not My Life”.  Nandana Sen in discussion and a virtual conversation with director Robert Bilheimer. 

27th April, 2018. American Center, Kolkata


Site visit of Last Girl Centre, Apne Aap, Kolkata
28th April, 2017

Stop Child Abuse : Interactive panel discussion on Child Rights with Jamie Dragon, Director of the American Center and Dr Shashi, Honorable Minster, Women and Child Development and Social Welfare.  

10th April, 2018. American Center, Kolkata

“The Little Girls We were…and the Women We Are”: Premiere and launch of  documentary film on child sexual abuse by RAHI Foundation.

21st March 2018. Inox Quest Mall, Kolkata

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Crossing the Line:  Panel discussion about women on the big screen who question, challenge and break the rules with filmmakers Mira Nair, Aparna Sen, and Vishal Bhardwaj. 

12th January, 2018. Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata


Stop Child Abuse: Creative Women speak out Against Violence

6th January, 2018. Soi-Mela, Boi-Mela, Sisir Manch, Kolkata

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Writing about Mothers and Fathers:  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Sam Miller and Akhil Sharma

16th December, 2017. Times Lit Fest : Mehboob Studios, Mumbai

Catcher in the Young – Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with John Dougherty  about the subliminal messages of children’s books

15th December, 2017. Times Lit Fest , Mehboob Studios, Mumbai

Earth Song: Writing  for children about the Sustainable Development Goals for the planet. Nandana Dev Sen in Conversation with Kris di Giacomo, moderated by Chiki Sarkar

28th November, 2017. India International Centre, New Delhi, India

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Mothers and Daughters.  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation session with Urvashi Butalia

26th November, 2017. Times Delhi Lit Fest, India Habitat Center, New Delhi


Women, Art and Politics. Panel discussion with Esther Freud, Bigoa Chuol, Bee Rowlatt and Sadaf Saaz

18th November, 2017. Dhaka Lit Festival, Bangla Academy, Dhaka

Children's Day
14th November, 2017. Kolkata

Recovering and Healing from Incest and Child Sexual Abuse: RAHI College Workshop conducted by Nandana Dev Sen and Soma Roy Karmakar

21st July, 2017. Behala College, Kolkata

Writing for children about tolerance and equality. Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Amartya Sen and Nabaneeta Dev Sen

10th July, 2017. La Martiniere School, Kolkata


Nanhi Kali: Nutrition and the Girl Child.  Panel discussion supporting the nutritional rights of disadvantaged girls.  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Chief Minister Vashundhara Raje, Ruchira Gupta and Keshav Desiraju

22nd January, 2017. Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace, Jaipur


Wordsmith:  Saving lost words and disappearing languages.  Patricia Forde in conversation with Nandana Dev Sen

19th January, 2017. Jaipur Literature Festival. Diggi Palace, Jaipur


Let My Country Awake : the extreme positions on the intolerance debate. Panel discussion with Javed Akhtar, Ruskin Bond, Swapan Dasgupta, Nandana Dev Sen and Barkha Dutt moderated by Bharka Dutt 

26th January, 2016. Kolkata Literary Meet, Victoria Memorial, Kolkata


Seeing the World in Pink and Blue.  Gender coding in children's literature.  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Jash Sen and Joy Bhattacharjya

25th January, 2016. Kolkata Literary Meet, Kolkata


Shaping Beauty Ideals: The influence of Literature versus Cinema. Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Javed Akhtar, Shashi Tharoor, Anuja Chauhan

23rd January, 2016. Zee Jaipur Lit Festival, Diggi Palace, Jaipur


Writing for Children, Writing as Children.  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation session with Jerry Pinto and Paro Anand, moderated by Nayanika Mahtani.   

21st January, 2016. Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace, Jaipur



We the People. Panel discussion on child trafficking and legalising prostitution in India.  Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with author, Pinki Virani, filmmaker, Sudhir Mishra,  Lalitha Kumaramangalam, chairperson, National Commission for Women and SC Lawyer, Sidharth Luthra. Moderated by Bhakra Dutt

12th November, 2014. NDTV


Gender-Sensitive Communication for Child Survival and Development. Nandana Dev Sen delivered a keynote speech as part of the global Call to Action Summit for Child Survival organised by USAID and Minstry of Health (partnered by UNICEF and Save the Children).

8th February, 2013. Chennai


Jury member, Public Hearing on Child Trafficking and Right to Education Act. Organised by National Commissiono for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

20th and 21st October, 2011. Kolkata Town Hall, Kolkata