Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Kahani Magazine Shines From New England

Every year India New England showcases women who are "contributing to future generations." Award-winning Kahani magazine's Monika Jain and Sunitha Das were especially honored this year, and rightfully so. 

A quarterly for kids that "illuminates the richness and diversity that South Asian cultures bring to North America," Kahani was recently lauded by a member of the Child_Lit listserv
I love this magazine. I am not a kid, I do not have kids, and I do not have any kind of South Asian heritage (Germany is as close as it gets), but I LOVE getting this mag (and passing it on to local kids/schools when I finish). It's beautifully illustrated, well-conceived and often contains little gems of stories from familiar Child Lit names — all at a totally reasonable subscription price.
The magazine runs a wonderful contest for young writers and illustrators, and provides a community for those of us who share a South Asian heritage in the children's book world. (On a side note, two other children's bookish types were mentioned in India New England, Padma Venkatraman, author of CLIMBING THE STAIRS, and myself.)

Congratulations, Monika and Sunitha! And if you aren't already subscribing to Kahani, why wait?

1 comment:

  1. Monika11:46 AM

    Hey M -

    Thanks so much for the post! I just wanted to add the names of Sonia Chopra and Kavita Ramchandran who are the artistic and creative geniuses behind the magazine!

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