Sangeeta Bhansali
The Kahani Tree

Sangeeta Bhansali founded Kahani Tree, an independent children’s book store in Mumbai dedicated to raising readers and developing a lifelong love for books.

Sangeeta is director at Vakils, a printing and publishing company in Mumbai. In 2006, she set up Kahani Tree to showcase and promote children’s books by Indian publishers. From a wall in the Vakils office, Kahani Tree expanded to a store-space that carries a curated range of diverse and multicultural books including international and award-winning titles.

Sangeeta breathes and dreams picture books. She believes that the best gift one can give children is a love for reading.


    1. Nani’s Walk to the Park by Deepa Balsavar
    2. Maccher Jol by Richa Jha
    3. The Rumour by Anushka Ravishankar
    4. Dance of the Wild by Richa Jha
    5. Real Neighbours by Madhuri Purandare Jyotsna Prakashan
    6. Who will be Ningthou? by Indira Mukherjee
    7. Ismat’s Eid by Fawzia Gilani-Williams
    8. Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen
    9. The Princess with Longest Hair by Komilla Raote
    10. The Mountain that Loved the Bird by Alice McLerran
    11. The Journey Trilogoy (Journey, Quest, and Return) by Aaron Becker
    12. The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
    13. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
    14. Di Iz Tak by Carson Ellis
    15. Town is by the Sea by Joanne F. Schwartz
    16. The Wolf, Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett
    17. There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
    18. The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
    19. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
    20. My Heart by Corinna Luyken