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. 





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.