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Volume 16


Heroes and Villains - Summer 2016


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Paro Anand

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Paro Anand

Best known for her writings for young adults, such as No Guns at my Son’s Funeral (Roli Books, 2005, currently being made into a motion picture), Weed (IndiaInk, 2008), I'm Not Butter Chicken (Roli), Wingless (IndiaInk, 2008), and The Little Bird who held the Sky up with his Feet (Rupa, which was on the 1001 Books to Read Before you Grow Up), to mention a few, Paro Anand also works extensively with the troubled youth, especially with orphans of separatist violence in Kashmir. A renowned performance storyteller, with performances across India and in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Singapore, Anand has also headed the National Centre for Children’s Literature, the apex body for children’s literature in India. She is a world record holder for helping over 3000 children make the world's longest newspaper in 13 languages across 11 Indian states. Author photo by Asha Kochchar

        
      
       
            
              

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Audio Essay: Who Doesn’t Need a Hero?


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Paro Anand’s text essay “Who Doesn’t Need a Hero?” will appear in the print edition of Papercuts Vol. 16 Heroes and Villains.

 

 

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