| Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has over fifty published books. A frequent contributor to magazines and journals in India and abroad, she has also edited and compiled several anthologies. She has received, among others, the NCERT National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 for her picture book Ashok’s New Friends, while her historical fiction Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List 2008. Her work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Her recent titles include Chanakya: The Master of Statecraft (Puffin Books) and The Wish-fulfilling Cow and Other Classic Indian Tales (Scholastic India).
Deepa lives in Delhi with her husband and has three daughters and five grandchildren.
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