Manorama Jafa

Manorama Jafa is a well-known writer of books for children. She has been Secretary-General of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC) since 1981. Over the past four decades she has encouraged new talent and pioneered a movement for better books for children in India. She was chairperson of the 26th Congress of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), chairperson of jury of IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award (2000-2001).