Paro Anand

Paro Anand is the author of 18 books for children and young adults, including plays, short stories, novellas and novels. She is also published in several anthologies and has written extensively on children's literature. She headed the National Centre for Children's Literature, The National Book Trust, India, the apex body for children's literature in India. As a part of her work here, she set up libraries and Readers' Clubs in rural India and conducted training programs on the use of literature. Paro Anand has been awarded for her contribution to children's literature by The Russian Centre for Science and Culture. Dr. Kalam, the President of India, honored her for her writings on Republic Day, 2007. She has represented the country at various forums internationally, including in the UK and France. Paro is a performance storyteller and has performed her stories in many parts of India, UK, France and Switzerland. She runs a program, Literature in Action on the use of stories in the holistic development of young people. She was part of an Indo-Swedish workshop and has co-authored a book for teenagers with special needs, with a Swedish writer.

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