Deepa Agarwal was born in Almora, Uttarakhand and educated in Nainital, Lucknow and Allahabad. She has been writing for 35 years with over 50 books published in several different genres. She loves to tell stories, promote reading and research children’s literature too. Deepa received the N.C.E.R.T. National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993 for Ashok’s New Friends, while Caravan to Tibet was on the IBBY Honour List 2008. Recently, Journey to the Forbidden City was on the Parag Honour List 2020 and shortlisted for the Neev Book Award 2021. Her work has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. Kashmir! Kashmir! is her latest book. Deepa lives in Delhi with her husband and has three daughters and five grandchildren.