Shalini Srinivasan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Comics and Cartoons, primarily non-fiction
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Children’s Literature
  • Nonsense verse


Prior to joining the University, she worked with and wrote several comics for Amar Chitra Katha. Comics are also among her research interests – she did a PhD thesis on graphic journalism at the University of Hyderabad. 

Shalini writes fiction, often for children. Her most recent work is the Manasa series of picture books with Pratham Books. 


  • Drama as Text and Performance

    ‘I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.’

    – Oscar Wilde




Srinivasan, Shalini Deepa. (2017, December).​Things and Trauma in Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 9 (4). https://​rup​katha​.com/​v​9​n406/

On-going Projects

  • Shalini Srinivasan is working on a couple of picture books with Pratham at the moment, and a very slow novel.