Awarded National Scholarship for advanced studies in Children’s Book Illustration. Published more than 150 children’s books, games and educational aids. Illustrated and designed for: National Book Trust, Frank Educational Aids, Limca Book of Records, Ratnasagar, Harper Collins, Time-life Books, Living Media, Katha, Yugbodh Prakashan, Penguin/Puffin India, Scholastic India, India Ink/Roli books, Orient Blackswan and Eklavya.
Most of his work has been shown through individual and group exhibitions at eminent galleries. By creating thousands of book covers, he has made major contribution to contemporary Marathi literature. His work has been honored and preserved at the Imperial War Museum, U. K. He has also done illustrations and book covers for Oxford University Press, U. K. He has illustrated several children’s books including Angat Pangat, Mouse, Harin Balak, Pankh Yothi Pakshyala, The Road, The Rain, The Journey and Agobais Dagobais.
Nina Sabnani is an artist and storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to tell her stories. She graduated in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara and received a master’s degree in film from Syracuse University, NY, which she pursued as a Fulbright Fellow in 1997. Her doctoral research at the IDC focused on Rajasthan’s Kaavad storytelling tradition. Nina is Currently Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay.
Priya Kuriyan is an independent animation film maker and illustrator based in Delhi. She has directed educational films for the Sesame Street show (GalliGalli Sim Sim) and has also worked on various TV commercials . Over the past four years, she has also been illustrating for a number of children’s books and comics.
A Graduate of the College of Art, New Delhi, Taposhi is a freelance illustrator and designer since 1993. She has worked with many NGOs and leading publishing houses including Katha, Amnesty International, Care India, Eklavya, National Book Trust, Scholastic India, Penguin India, and Takshila Publication & Educational Society among others. Some of her books for children include The Mud Baby, The Story of Hanuman, The Winning Team, Bani, The Magic Flute: Folk Tales from All over India, and Fairytales: Four Stories By Johann And Wilhelm Grimm (Traditional Tales).
Editor of Chakmak for the past decade. He has been associated with the field of children’s literature for over 18 years now. He is a writer and poet and has 10 titles to his credit, the most recent being Chiknik Chu, with Eklavya. He works as a consultant with NCERT and has been involved in the conceptualization and editing of children’s magazine Pluto.
He is one of the key faculty who conceptualised and planned Riyaaz. He is responsible for leading, visioning and anchoring of the course.
The students will also be exposed to an eclectic mix of guest faculty from different fields to widen their understanding and exposure to art and aesthetics. Some of the faculty may include the following names:
Shriram Jog, Artist
Kamla Bhasin, Activist and Social Scientist
Suddhasatwa Basu, Painter, Illustrator
Raja Mohanty, faculty, IDC, IIT Bombay
Varun Grover, writer & lyricist
Udyen Vajpei, Writer & Poet
Rajesh Joshi, Poet & Writer
Kumar Ambuj, Writer & Poet
Nachiket Patwardhan, Architect, Film maker, writer, illustrator
Deepa Balsawar, Gender activist, Illustrator
Shilpa Ranade, Professor at IDC, IIT Mumbai
Tarun deep Girdhar, Professor at NID, Ahmedabad
Indrapromit Roy, Professor at MS University, Barodara