Poile Sengupta

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Poile Sengupta was born in 1948 as Ambika Gopalakrishnan. Today she is one of the foremost Indian writers in English especially well known as a playwright and writer for children.

She has been a college lecturer, a senior school teacher, an educational consultant, a communication and language skills consultant, a consultant editor for a market research firm, and more recently a teacher for Montessori school children.

She has published a number of books for children including The Exquisite Balance (1985), The Way to My Friend's House (1988), The Story of the Road (1993), How the Path Grew (1997)- (all Children's Book Trust, New Delhi), The Clever Carpenter and Other Stories, The Naughty Dog and Other Stories, and The Black Snake and Other Stories (all Frank Brothers, New Delhi, 1993), Waterflowers (Scholastic, 2000), Vikram and Vetal (2006) and Vikramaditya's Throne(2007)(Puffin).

Her stories for children have been included in important anthologies like The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories, The Puffin Book of Funny Stories, Favourite Stories for Boys and Favourite Stories for Girls, from Puffin, More Mystery Stories (1989), Sorry, Best Friend (1996) and One World, both from Tulika, the Target Annuals (1989,1990)and The Best of Target

She has written a number of columns for children, the longest running of which, A Letter to You, ran in the weekly, latermonthly...
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