We are story makers, working toward a world
where books are loved by all.
With every tale we tell, we hope to grow the world’s joy of reading, and nurture new authors, illustrators and young readers – both here in India and across the globe. We like to think of ourselves as more than a children’s book publisher, but a community of creatives. Day after day, what we do is driven by the meaningful connections we make: between words and pictures, kids and community, inspiration and action.
Sanya is the head bookworm behind Daffodil Lane. An avid reader and content producer, Sanya knows a good story when she sees it. After discovering a need for better, more diverse children’s books in India, she set out to reimagine the publishing industry. In 2018 Sanya created Daffodil Lane, a name inspired by “little daffodil”, the nickname she was lovingly called by her father.
Urvashi is our in house dreamer and illustrator, and you can count on her to come up with the most out-of-the-box ideas. Versatile, she likes experimenting with different media and art forms. A big fan of Japan and everything Japanese, Urvashi has been practising art since she was seven, and to this day, preserves a collection of artwork she drew when she was a child. Urvashi would opt for an alternate career in opera singing despite being a (self-proclaimed) bad singer.
Letisha is our social media maven and illustrator. A die hard 80’s fan, you can find Fleetwood Mac and Iron & Wine on her playlist, an unusual choice for a millennial. She cannot tolerate tardiness and cringes when a perfectly good photo of her dessert is ruined with a bite. She is an obsessive pinner and has archives of design photos saved on her phone. A self-taught designer, Letisha has a way with colours and is always up for a challenge.
Chandni is our in house writer. Her love for picturebooks dates back to half a decade ago when she was looking for picture books for her nephew in a public library in New York. When Chandni isn't writing stories for picture books, you can find her outdoors, soaking up some sun or trekking up a nature trail. She dreams of a life in the Swiss Alps like her childhood favorite Heidi. She loves to discover cozy bookstores and collect picture books from around the world.
Our first member at the office, she always brings us coffee even before we can ask for it. Priya is enviably organised and a mother of two. She is always the first one in and can get photocopies taken at the speed of light!