Devika Cariapa is a Bangalore-based author who loves to use her background in history and archaeology to communicate with young readers.
Her first book, India Through Archaeology: Excavating History encourages children to explore Indian history through the lens of archaeology. It was awarded the Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2018 and the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019. She is also the author of India Through People: 25 Game Changers about the courageous men and women who left an imprint on the course of modern India and Uncle Nehru, Please send an Elephant!, a picture book which has been translated into eight Indian languages. The Adventures of the Kohinoor is an adaptation of William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s book, Kohinoor.