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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

The Neev Literature Festival (NLF) is offering Fellowships of Rs 6 lakh to selected children’s book creators (writers and illustrators) to produce richly-detailed manuscripts that authentically mirror Indian lives and require a significant investment of time and effort.

The NLF Report: Children’s Literature in India 2022

Children’s publishing in India is key to human development and cultural
advancement. However, the spend on children’s trade books (leisure) in India is miniscule compared to other developing and developed nations
June 22, 2023

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.

October 7-8, 2023

Neev Literature Festival 2023

Neev Literature Festival 2023 is all set to welcome you on October 7, 2023 in Bengaluru

September 24 and 25 | Bengaluru

Neev Literature Festival 2022

Glimpses from Neev Literature Festival 2022

NLF Reading Challenge 2022

Author Interactions

Upcoming events

Bijal Vachharajani

29th April, Friday
5.30 pm-6.00 pm

Lynda Mullaly Hunt

5th May, Thursday
5.30 pm-6.00 pm

Holly Goldberg Sloan

7th May, Saturday
10.00-10.30 am

Remy Lai

10th May, Tuesday
5.00 pm-5.30 pm

Images from NLF 2022

Theme 2021

Embracing Diversity

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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