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Parag, an initiative of the TATA Trusts, was set up to support the development of and access to good quality story books for children in Indian languages. We support school and community libraries so that children have free access to books and an open and vibrant environment that supports reading for pleasure. We also work to nurture the children’s literature sector through awards, professional courses and linking various stakeholders together through events for teachers, librarians and facilitators.

Upcoming events and courses

LEC 2018 Hindi Hindi course commenced on 15 May 2018

LEC 2018 English English course commenced on 12 Apr 2018

Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators TBA

Big Little Book Award TBA

UnConference TBA

Parag Catalogue

The Parag catalogue provides a sneak peak into the books supported since 2005, their central themes and ideas. The books are categorized according to age groups and genres. However, the categorization is suggestive and their most effective usage lies in the hands of readers/story tellers/educators/parents. Books marked for ages 6+ can be read aloud to young children, while Teachers’ Resource books can be read by teens. Books are listed under one category to avoid duplication. This annotated catalogue lists the books published by the Trusts’ partners, under picture books, poems, young readers, activity Books and teachers’ resource books.

Reading Lists

Look at our Recommended Reading Lists in multiple Indian languages and strengthen your library collection.