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!


Book Launch: I Grew In Your Heart (Puffin India, 2019)
Jan
6
6:30 AM06:30

Book Launch: I Grew In Your Heart (Puffin India, 2019)

Pia knows that she came out of her mother‘s heart, and her father’s heart. One day, she learns that she has a tummy mummy too! In her journey to find her birth mother, Pia discovers how her heart family too has made her the way she is - and that each person who loves her will always be a part of her.

“I Grew in Your Heart” is a fearless but gentle story about an adopted child coming to terms with the known and unknown parts of her identity. It explores a warmly inclusive concept of family, and encourages all children to celebrate the magical ways in which different families are born.

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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet
Jan
11
to Jan 13

Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet

Culturally among the richest states of India, Odisha has always been at the forefront of iconic works of Indian literature, from Jaydev’s Gita Govinda, to Sarala Das Mahabharata, to the path-breaking works of poets such as Sitakant Mahapatra and Ramakanta Rath, and fiction writers such as Prativa Ray in the modern era.

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Stop Child Abuse: Panel Discussion on Child Rights
Apr
10
5:00 PM17:00

Stop Child Abuse: Panel Discussion on Child Rights

Following a welcome address by Jamie Dragon, Director of the America Center, there is an Interactive Panel discussion on Child Rights followed by a drama presentation by the children of Muklti.

Alongside Nandana, the panel comprises:

Dr Shashi Panja, Honorable Minister, Women & Child Development & Social Welfare
Ms Ananya Chakraborty, Chair Person, SCPCR
Dr Aniruddha Deb, Consultant Psychiatrist
Ms Ratnaboli Ray, Founder & Managing Trustee, Anjali and
Ms Ruchira Goswami, Professor, NUS

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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: Crossing the Line
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: Crossing the Line

Join Nandana Sen as she participates in two fascinating discussion sessions

Crossing the Line: Discussing women on the big screen who question, challenge, break the rules.

The panel is make up of Vishal Bhardwaj, Aparna Sen, Mira Nair, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Modhurima Sinha and moderated by Nandana Sen. Introduced by Prerana Langa. Presented with Yes Foundation

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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: Oxford Junior Literary Festival: Interactive Storytelling and Big Little Book Award
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival: Oxford Junior Literary Festival: Interactive Storytelling and Big Little Book Award

A very special morning with Nandana Sen including interactive sessions and an exciting award!

OJLF Inauguration. With author Nandana Sen and singer Usha Uthup. Uma Kismat Paul opens the festival. 10-10.30

Big Little Book Award winner writer Nabaneeta Sen. A dramatised reading will be followed by interaction with students. Presented with Tata Trusts Parag Initiative. 10.30-11.15

Talky Tumble at Jumble Farm
Nandana Sen presents her new book Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm: Interactive session. 11.30-12.00

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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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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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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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