Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author

Upcoming Events

How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop
playing? Join award-winning actor, writer, and child-rights activist
Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with
fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and colouring activities!
Nandana will be signing copies of her books at the end of the readings.
Children and grown-ups of all ages are invited!


Bookaroo: Have a Beastly Time with Colour and Rhyme
Nov
26
10:30 AM10:30

Bookaroo: Have a Beastly Time with Colour and Rhyme

Supported by the Institut Francais, Embassy of France in India, come and create a giant animal mural and write a book of cuddly couplets - all about endangered beasties  Join Nandana Sen and illustrator, Kris di Giacomo for guessing games, raucous rhymes, dazzling drawings and ferocious fun.

This event takes place at The Doodle Wall.

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Nandana Sen In Conversation with Kris di Giacomo
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Nandana Sen In Conversation with Kris di Giacomo

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Moderated by Chiki Sarkar, founder of Juggernaut, Nandana Dev Sen -  a children’s author, a child-rights activist and an award-winning actor, will be in conversation with Kris Di Giacomo, a French-American illustrator.

Nandana Dev Sen and Kris Di Giacomo will show us their work-in-progress after having spent a week long residency in India : Earth Song, an illustrated children’s book aiming at showing the natural beauty lying around us, and the importance to care for it.

This very talented duo will tell us more about the genesis of this book and how to give the younger generations tools to care about the environment.

This event is part of Bonjour India, a four-month-long celebration of Indo-French innovation, creativity and partnership.

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Readings from "Letters from a Father to His Daughter" and "Ekhhuni Na!" (Not Yet!)
Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

Readings from "Letters from a Father to His Daughter" and "Ekhhuni Na!" (Not Yet!)

Actress, screenwriter, children's author and child-rights activist, Nandana Sen, and sex trafficking abolitionist, journalist and activist, Ruchira Gupta, will read from Jawaharlal Nehru's "Letters for a Father to His Daughter" (Hindi translation by Munshi Premchand), written in 1928, about natural history, the story of civilisations and much more.  They will also read form Nandana Sen's "Ekhhuni Na!".

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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop playing? Join award-winning actor, writer and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and coloring activities! Kangaroo Kisses is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life as one mischievous child delays going to bed, and has some amazing wildlife encounters along the way. Nandana will be signing copies of Kangaroo Kisses after the reading. Children and grownups of all ages are invited!

 

Kirkus Reviews: “Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-child bedtime routine. A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland.” 

 

Nandana Sen has starred in over 20 feature films, and authored four children's books, including Mambi and the Forest Fire (2016), NOT YET! (2017) and Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm. Her books have been translated into 13 languages. After studying literature at Harvard and filmmaking at USC, she worked as a book editor, a screenwriter, a poetry translator, an advocate for child protection, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. She works with children (and grownups) at UNICEF, Operation Smile, and RAHI to fight against child abuse.

www.nandanadevsen.com

 

BookTrust: “A charming bedtime story in verse that's easy to read and easy to share, with lots of lively and colourful animal illustrations on every page.”

 

Mirrors Windows Doors: “So well crafted that it requires no particular effort to make it into a great shared readaloud experience.”

 

Books for Keeps 5*/5*: “Reading aloud well, the rhymes jump off the page as listeners join in and enjoy the illustrations.”

 

Parents in Touch: “It's full of fun and captures perfectly a child's reluctance to stop having fun and simply go to sleep.”

 

ReadingZone.com – Best New Picture Books: “A lovely bedtime book…Lively rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a great book for sharing.”

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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

Meet Nandana Dev Sen and hear her read "Kangaroo Kisses" at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. Bedtime rituals vary from creature to creature as a reluctantly sleepy young child learns when it's time to say goodnight. Although the main character loves imagining an elephant brush and floss, and a bear comb and curl, she is not quite so willing to settle into her own end-of-day routine. Finally, a last kiss does the trick and it's lights out until another new day begins for a girl and her animal friends. Nandana will read and sign so join us for a special Saturday story.

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"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling
Feb
19
12:30 AM00:30

"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling

"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling, Imagine Festival of Southbank.  Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall. Escape in a fantastical interactive storytelling session with Award-Winning actor, writer, and activist Nandana Sen. Join Nandana for fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing, and coloring activities..

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/120054-kangaroo-kisses-interactive-storytelling-session-nananda-sen-2017

 

 

 
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Jan
22
1:40 PM13:40

"Nanhi Kali: Nutrition and the Girl Child"

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Nandana Sen, Bibek Debroy, Ruchira Gupta and Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Madhu Trehan. Supporting the nutritional rights of the disadvantaged girl child can positively impact the dynamics of social equity and catalyse far reaching changes. A distinguished panel studies the need for focused community based programmes that stress focused and integrated body mind development and strategies of effective delivery and implementation. Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan, India

 
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Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

"Twice Told Tales"

Nandana Sen reads from her translations of her mother's poetry and discusses the mother-daughter bond shared in the intimate process of translation. Jaipur Book Mark, Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan, India

 
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Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Reading

Follow one mischievous girl as she delays bedtime – and has amazing wildlife adventures along the way! Join  writer, actor, and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive reading, with fun games and animal masks, play-acting and tail- swishing! Nandana has starred in over 20 feature films, is the author of Mambi and the Forest Fire (Puffin, 2016), and works with children (and grown-ups) at UNICEF and Operation Smile to fight against child abuse. Nandana will be signing copies of  "Not Yet!" (Tulika, 2017) after the reading. All ages are invited!

 
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