There are two lists. The first one is of novels, plays, short-stories and cartoon albums. The second is of illustrated children’s books. (please note: this is by no means a complete list of all editions or even an accurate guide to availability. I will update information as and when I can. I have not included anthologies or any books in which I am the illustrator but not the author. I’ve included links to some of the sites where books can be bought)
NOVELS, PLAYS, SHORT-STORIES, CARTOON ALBUMS (listed in reverse chronological order, most recent first):
BOOK 01: THE ISLAND OF LOST GIRLS / published by Hachette India, 2015
In a chaotic future world, a man risks everything, including his own body, to find a safe haven for his precious young daughter.
Review, Giti Chandra, BIBLIO (note: Biblio pages are not always available for free downloads. I scanned and posted this page here at this site and this link goes to my local link, not to the magazine’s site)
BOOK 02 ESCAPE / published by Hachette India, 2015. This is a second edition. The first was: Picador India, 2008. All the reviews featured here were written in reference to this first edition.
Meiji is the last little girl left alive in a country ruled by a brotherhood of savage Generals.
BOOK 03: ASTRO-NUTS, an intergalactic comedy / Hachette India Children’s Books, 2015 (originally entitled GENERAL ASSEMBLY, published by Scholastic India in “Plays for Schools” 2007)
Furious words and feisty characters fill the stage in this Young Adult play about the first delegation from Earth to address an Inter-Galactic conference.
BOOK 04: THREE VIRGINS / Zubaan, 2013
A collection of short stories including FEAST, about a European vampire visiting India for the first time.
BOOK 05: UNPRINCESS! / Penguin Books India, 2005
Three profusely illustrated stories about three funny, feisty and fearless girls.
BOOK 06: DOUBLE TALK / Penguin Books India, 2005
A collection of SUKI cartoon strips from the pages of the Sunday Observer, Bombay, 1982-1986.
BOOK 07: KLEPTOMANIA / Penguin Books India, 2004
A collection of short stories: flavourful, funny, disturbing.
BOOK 08: MOUSE INVADERS / Macmillan Childrens Books, 2004 (author’s name on the cover: Manjula Padma. Out of print)
When a new threat looms over his friends, Arvee, the white laboratory mouse must find a way to save them all.
BOOK 09: MOUSE ATTACK / Macmillan Childrens Books, 2003 (author’s name on the cover: Manjula Padma)
Arvee, a white laboratory mouse, finds friendship and adventure in his new life as a house pet.
BOOK 10: HIDDEN FIRES / Seagull Books, 2003
Five short and provocative dramatic monologues about communal strife, identity and human dignity.
BOOK 11: THIS IS SUKI!, Duckfoot Press, 2000 (out of print)
A collection of SUKI cartoons from the pages of The Pioneer, New Delhi, mid-1990s.
BOOK 12: GETTING THERE / Picador India, 1999 (Note: I am working on a fresh edition of this title, to be published by HACHETTE INDIA, possibly this year)
A travel memoir, set in the mid ’70s, when the author spent five months in Germany and Holland, chasing after two men. And enlightenment.
BOOK 13: HARVEST / Kali for Women, 1998 (this edition out of print)
The Onassis award winning play about selling organs, souls and human dignity in the global market place.
BOOK 14: HOT DEATH, COLD SOUP / Kali for Women, 1996 (out of print)
A collection of short stories, including A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA UNDERTAKING about a govt. department of reincarnation.
ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOKS
(in chronological sequence, starting with the first published):
BOOK 01: A VISIT TO THE CITY MARKET / National Book Trust, 1986
A textless picture book in which mother and her two children go shopping at their local market, encountering a number of characters and creatures along the way.
BOOK 02: I AM DIFFERENT! / Tulika Books, 2007
A picture puzzle book in which young readers must pick out the single element that is different from all the others in a group.
BOOK 03: WHERE’S THAT CAT? / Tulika Books, 2009
Children’s picture book in which a little girl goes out on the streets, looking for her little orange cat, Pooni.
BOOK 04: SAME & DIFFERENT / Tulika Books, 2010
A picture puzzle book in which young readers must find the two matching figures amongst a group of similar images.
BOOK 05: THE WORLD TOUR MYSTERY / Tulika Books, 2011
A picture-travel and puzzle book in which a family of six travels around the world. Young readers can try to figure out their itinerary from clues in the pictures.
BOOK 06: WE ARE DIFFERENT! / Tulika Books, 2013
A picture puzzle book in which young readers must pick a number of different figures from amongst groups of similar ones.