Friends of Kataba

Alankrita Amaya


Illustrator and author

 A freelance illustrator, designer and children’s book writer, Alankrita has completed her B.A honors in 3D Animation and a diplomacourse in “Illustrating for children’s books” from London Art College. Based in Bangalore, she has worked for a wide range of publishers across India.

Santhini Govindan


Santhini Govindan is an award winning author of children’s literature with more than fifty published works.

Ashok Rajagopalan

Illustrator and author

Ashok Rajagopalan is an illustrator and writer of children’s books. He is best known for the “Gajapati Kulapati”series of books published by Tulika Publishers.

Zainab Tambawalla


Zainab Tambawalla lives in Mumbai with her family.She teaches illustration at Ecole Intuit Lab and illustrates children’s books for Pratham, Scholastic and other independent authors and publishers.

Nancy Raj

Book Artist & Designer

Nancy Raj is a children’s book artist and designer with an MA in Fine Arts. She enjoys capturing people through quick sketches. She revels in doing comic strips and loves spending time with children and pets.

Partha Sengupta


Partha Sengupta was hooked to illustrations in books and magazines right from his childhood. He lives in Delhi and works as afreelance illustrator for a number of leading publication houses.

Ameya Narvankar

UI/UX designer, illustrator and a visual artist

Graphic designer and visual artist, Ameya Narvankar found his true calling at the age of 17. He likes to draw cats, bearded men and Beyonce in no particular order.

Deepa balsavar

Illustrator and an author

Deepa Balsavar is an occasional person. She occasionally writes and illustrates books for children.She occasionally tells stories and occasionally performs in front of crowds. Most days she potters around getting only half her scheduled tasks done because the world of books and magic constantly beckon, devilishly distracting her from every responsible intention.

Soniya Bhase

Illustrator and a designer

Illustrator and designer, Soniya Bhase is always eager to illustrate anything that tells a story. Her work is endearingly colourful and very rarely misses suggestive visual metaphors.

Shruti Kabo


Shruti Kabo is a multi-disciplinary designer from Bangalore. An avid gardener and vegan cook, she loves wildlife and all things connected to nature- elements that are always present in her illustrations.

Recent Blog Posts

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Storytime at Vidyadhiraja School

Jayshree Murali(Vidya, Mumbai) and book distributor Samir Kapadia collaborated to bring the joy of stories and books to another school in Navi Mumbai. The students of Vidyadhiraja high school were the chosen ones. Located on the salt pans of Bhandup, the school hosted...

Fun at HAMS litfest

I was invited to conduct a book reading of my nonfiction book Greet When You Meet(National Book Trust) at the inaugural HAMS(Holy Angels Marthoma School, Mulund) litfest today. Children of  2nd and 3rd std attended the session which included a drawing activity and a...

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