Subhadra Sen Gupta

Subhadra Sen Gupta was born in Delhi and holds a master’s degree in history.

She has been writing since college and has worked as a copywriter in many advertising agencies.

She specializes in historical fiction and non-fiction, travel writing, detectives and ghost stories as well as comic strips.

She has published over twenty-five books for children and adults, with Puffin, Rupa, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Pratham, India Book House and Ratna Sagar.

Three of her books—A Clown for Tenali Rama, Jodh Bai and Twelve O’Clock Ghost Stories (Scholastic)—have won the White Raven Award at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Books by Subhadra Sen Gupta
"I want world sympathy in this battle of Right against Might,"  so wrote Mahatma Gandhi in a letter.  And the whole world sat up and took...
Themes: freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi
Age group : 12+ yrs
36 pages
HISTORY never ceases to surprise. With every new fact unearthed, perspective shifts ever so slightly, that it opens up a whole new world to explore....
Themes: Ashoka the Great, Buddhism, historical
Age group : 12+ yrs
111 pages
Children will love this endearing tale of Bishnu, a dhobi’s son who loved to sing. The author has cleverly combined several interesting...
Themes: great musicians of India, historical, Mughals, perseverance, Tansen
Age group : 9+ yrs
60 pages
Kallu was inevitably late for school. When the Masterji threatened to make him repeat the class he became extremely nervous, as he had some beautiful...
Themes: humour, school
Age group : 7+ yrs
16 pages
A humourus story set in a tiny little village called Khajuria, in which the villagers are all agog wondering what Masterji was planning to do for the...
Themes: drama, festivals of India
Age group : 7+ yrs
16 pages
This biography of Mahatma Gandhi provides an insightful chronicle of his life and times.The book begins with a summary of who he was, what he means...
Themes: freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi
Age group : 12+ yrs
146 pages
‘The Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Cook’ by Subhadra Sen Gupta, much like the Dum Pukht cooking of Lucknow (featured in the book), looks...
Themes: father, friendship
Age group : 12+ yrs
161 pages
There are many extraordinary women who have made a mark in history when it was truly a man’s world. Through their work, their education, or...
Themes: freedom struggle, Karturba Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi
Age group : 7+ yrs
20 pages