Shalini Srinivasan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Comics and Graphic Narratives
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Children’s Fiction


Shalini Srinivasan is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.

She teaches English at the University. Her research interests include comics and cartooning, nonsense verse, and speculative fiction.

Prior to joining the University, she has worked with and written several comics with Amar Chitra Katha. Shalini also writes fiction, mostly for children.


  • 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

Publications and Writings

  • Academic: Things and Trauma in Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Goražde.” Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 9 (4), December 2017.

Shalini Srinivasan has published several comics with Amar Chitra Katha. She also writes fiction for children and adults. Some of these are –

  • Road: A Fairy Tale’. Strange Horizons. May 2019.
  • The Monster at the End of Physics.’ In Strange Worlds! Strange Times! Amazing Sci-Fi Stories. Ed. Vinayak Varma. Speaking Tiger/​Talking Cub, 2018.
  • Shoecat Thoocat. Pratham, 2018.
  • The Case of the Missing Water. Pratham, 2018.
  • Kaakasaurus. Pratham, 2017.
  • Gangamma’s Gharial. Puffin, 2016.
  • Vanamala and the Cephalopod. Duckbill, 2014.
  • Manasa series on Pratham Storyweaver.

On-going Projects

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