Nature Writing for Children: The Tiger, The Bear and the Battle for Mahovann

Join us for a conversation with Akshay Manwani, author of the children’s book The Tiger, The Bear and the Battle for Mahovann, as we discuss his book and the genre of nature writing for children.

Webinar Nature Writing for Children

The Tiger, the Bear and the Battle for Mahovann is a story about self-belief and facing up insurmountable odds. Set in the animal kingdom, it is also as much a primer to India’s wildlife diversity as it is a riveting tale about the choices we make and the true meaning of justice.

Catch the author Akshay Manwani in conversation with Shashwat DC talking about the book and the genre of nature writing for children.

Nature writing for children is a field that has grown vastly in recent years, with many authors, old and new, contributing a fascinating array of books aimed at diverse ages, from toddlers to young adults. 

To deepen our collective engagement with this genre, Azim Premji University brings you a Webinar series #SeekingSustainability : Nature Writing For Children. The series will be of special interest for aspiring writers, parents, educators, and book lovers everywhere.

About the Author

Akshay Manwani is father to twelve-year-old Naina and three-year-old Noorie, a loopy retriever. He has chased gibbons and hornbills in India, gorillas and giraffes in Africa and koala bears and kookaburras in Australia. 

Having authored two books on Hindi cinema and appearing on television as a National Basketball Association (NBA) expert, Akshay’s only remaining ambition, before he goes completely bald, is to visit every national park and wildlife sanctuary in India. 

He lives in Mumbai and can be followed on Twitter @AkshayManwani and on Instagram @manwani.akshay