Nilima Sinha is a well-known author of mystery-adventure stories for children. Her books have won awards for Best Fiction, including The Chandipur Jewels, Vanishing Trick at Chandipur, Adventure on the Golden Lake, and SOS From Munia. Her novel, Adventure Before Midnight, was chosen for the White Raven List for libraries worldwide. Her other well-known novel is Mystery of the Falling Mountains.
Nilima Sinha is wed to a representative from the Jharkhand district. She is acquainted with the issues that rural India faces because she has lived there. She has also broadened her horizons through considerable travel abroad.
Nilima Sinha graduated from Delhi University and did her schooling from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi.
Nilima Sinha has been an active member of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People, as a translator, editor, researcher, and storyteller (IBBY). She has held the positions of Vice-President and President of the AWIC/Indian IBBY.
WRITING AND ABOUT
She has also written numerous short tales, dramas, and biographies in addition to historical and fantasy novels. The Yellow Butterfly, So Can I, Rishabh in the Land of the Flying Magicians, and four books in the Save the Earth Series are some of her other well-known works. Many of her books are taught in schools as part of the curriculum. Our Leaders, Triumph of Nonviolence, Together We Marched, Kamla’s Story, Mystery Stories- 1 and 2, M for Mystery-1 and 2, There’s Another Way, Stories From Across the Globe, Once Upon a Time in India, Road to Peace, and Lighthouse in the Storm are just a few of the anthologies she has edited and contributed to.
Nilima loved reading and wished for her kids to share that love with them. Fortunately, they developed into excellent readers, but she noticed that her children were losing touch with their own culture, ethos, and customs because most children’s books at the time were Western. Nilima made an effort to write a book that was as thrilling as any mystery-adventure from the West in order to combat this alienation. She was really encouraged by the fact that it received a medal for Best Fiction from the Children’s Book Trust. She went on to write a number of other publications, including historical fiction, biographies, children’s books, plays, and short tales.
Her writing is still firmly rooted in the Indian culture. She believes that by exploring our rich and varied past, there are countless opportunities to produce excellent literature. We have plenty to write about, including exotic settings for adventure stories, priceless artefacts from our distant past that can serve as story sources, revived folktales, epics and mythologies that can be explored to produce the most fantastical fiction, and numerous incidents from the lives of both famous and common people.