Author: Devika Cariapa

Illustrator: Satwik Gade

Publisher: Tulika Publishers

About the book: One day, when Prime Minister Nehru opened his overstuffed mail bag, out tumbled hundreds of colourfully decorated letters — from children in Japan! “We have never seen a live elephant,” they said. “Could you kindly send us one from India?” This exuberant picture book takes readers across land and sea to tell how Indira, Ambika, Murugan and others became India’s BIG gifts to the world.