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!



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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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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