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Read to love.
We began the Neev Literature Festival in 2017 and the Neev Book Award in 2018 to find and showcase great children’s books from and about Indian lives.
The Neev Literature Festival 2023 will be held on October 7 and 8, 2023 at Neev Academy, Yemalur, Bengaluru.
NLF Fellowships for
Children’s Book Creators
Registrations for NLF Reading Challenge
The NLF Reading Challenge is designed to get children from grades 4-6 to read more, reflect on and discuss their reading, interact with authors, and connect with other readers like themselves.
September 24 and 25 | Bengaluru
Neev Literature Festival 2022
Glimpses from Neev Literature Festival 2022
NLF Reading Challenge 2022
5.30 pm-6.00 pm
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
5.30 pm-6.00 pm
Holly Goldberg Sloan
5.00 pm-5.30 pm
Images from NLF 2022
In the past, children’s books in India dealt largely with folktales, mythology, and stories that glorified national leaders. How has the portrayal of identity changed in children’s literature from India and globally over the last 50 years? What are the stories about where we were, where we are, and where we will be?
How important is it for children to see and hear stories that show the more human side of famous individuals? Why should young readers be able to see snatches of dialogue from their native land on the pages in front of them? How much has children’s literature grown to occupy a space today to serve as mirrors where children can see characters like themselves reflected in books across India and the world?
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