Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific 'Mahatma' is now used worldwide. Shailja Jain Chougule is an independent animation film designer and illustrator who lives and works in Pune, India. Educated at the National Institute of Design, she has worked for Brainvisa Technologies, Miditech, and Future Thought Productions. Nandini Nayar lives in Hyderabad, India, and writes for children. Her first picture book was Pranav's Picture (Tulika, 2005) and her first book for older children was The House of Fourteen Cats, which won the second prize in the Children's Book Trust competition in 2005. She now has eleven picture books, two novels, a collection of short stories and several non-fiction titles to her credit.