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Saffron Stories

A blog about children's books written by South Asian authors, or set in South Asia or about South Asia / South Asians.

Welcome to Saffron Stories

Saffron Stories has been setup by Chitra Soundar, Indian-born British author of over 20 books for children.


Saffron Stories would curate a list of children's books



  • written by writers of South Asian descent in the UK / US
  • Or set in South Asia
  • Or has characters of South Asian origin


South Asia includes the following countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • & Sri Lanka


From time to time, we would blog about new books being released, books published in South Asia that should not be missed and/or topics that are relevant.


This list is aimed at librarians, booksellers and teachers who are interested in bringing diverse reading to their classrooms / customers / readers. 


We invite visitors to suggest books that we might have missed as long as it meets the criteria.


We would collect suggestions for other diverse reads periodically so if you have a book that you want to suggest, stay tuned for the various blog posts.


Keep reading!