Sampurna’s eleventh published book, Elais for young adults and was launched in Mumbai as part of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014 on February 8th, and was featured at the first Chandigarh Children’s Literature festival in March, 2014.

Some pictures of the events are below, as are:

A blogpost by the author just after the book went to press.

And another, post-publication, here.

A lovely write-up by young author Parinita Shetty.

A review in The Hindu 

Another short review here on Young India Books and an in-depth one on Mirrors Windows Doors

While in Jai Arjun Singh’s delightful review for OPEN, Ela meets Manan!


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New re-jacketed ELA was launched by Australian author Ken Spillman on May 9th, 2014 in Kolkata, to a full-house of young adults, school principals, adoptive parents and adopted kids, book lovers, and general public.

The event was covered in The Sunday Telegraph.


While, back in Mumbai, Sampurna was the Guest of Honour at the Inaugural Session of the Greedy Reader Club at Vibgyor High, Goregaon.


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  1. this book is very heart touching. I loved it too much. the best book I ever read.

  2. Thank you Chandana.

  3. i love the book it is so heart touching and an inspiration. can please tell me when will the book come out in which mahir and ela write a graphic novel together? please tell

    • Hello Parul. Thank you for your comment! And I will certainly let you know…

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