Sowmya Rajendran

I'm a children's writer based out of Pune.

I have a BA in English from Stella Maris College (Chennai) and an MA in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex (UK).

I enjoy writing picture books that value fun and explore issues in a way that children can relate to.

I've published six picture books in a series titled 'The Underwater Friends' with Think Big Books.

My titles with Tulika are Aana and Chena, The Snow King's Daughter, Power Cut and School is Cool I also have a story published in the Water Stories anthology again with Tulika.

I've also published several short stories with Chandamama magazine where I worked for two years.

Writing for children keeps me happy.

Books by Sowmya Rajendran
In the elusive search for perfect looks and figure, people tend to be self-deprecating. They often take stock and find themselves wanting. Too tall,...
Themes: elephants, self image, value education
Age group : 5+ yrs
16 pages
Themes: Bollywood, satire, twins
Age group : 12+ yrs
202 pages
Inspired by the memories of her childhood spent in Perambur, the author takes you through an enjoyable experience in the dark.  It all starts...
Themes: family, humour, imagination, night, shadow play
Age group : 5+ yrs
24 pages
THE world of imagination can be infectious and nothing says it better than Sowmya Rajendran's delightful book, 'School is Cool'. A little girl is...
Themes: grandparents, school
Age group : 5+ yrs
20 pages
Utterly delightful, this book comes as a breath of fresh air from most of the highly clich├ęd one. Five friends decide that enough’s enough!...
Themes: adventure, Chennai, dogs, humour
Age group : 9+ yrs
92 pages
This is a book topical in more than one way. The cover is enticing with the illustrations of the snow palace, and the protagonists of the story, is...
Themes: refugees, snow, Tibet
Age group : 7+ yrs
20 pages