Arefa Tehsin

Arefa Tehsin, author



Arefa Tehsin is the author of 16 fiction and non-fiction books, both for children and adults, and contributes columns, features and travel articles to various publications like The Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Outlook Money and TerraGreen. Her book The Chirmi Chasers has been shortlisted for Neev Book Award 2021. Amra and the Witch was shortlisted for FCCI’s Best Book of the Year Award 2019. She was shortlisted for the The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Best Author Award 2017 for her book Wild in the Backyard (Publisher: Penguin Random House). The picture book The Elephant Bird was read at 3200+ locations in India from the slums to the Presidential library on the International Literacy Day, 2016 and translated in 30 languages. Do Tigers Drink Blood and 13 Other Mysteries of Nature is being translated in Chinese. A few schools in India and Sri Lanka have taken up her books as textbooks and supplementary readers. Daughter of the renowned naturalist Dr. Raza H. Tehsin, Arefa has spent her childhood days treading jungles with her father, exploring caves and handling snakes. She was appointed as the Honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur district and has pursued nature conservation through her writings and columns.

Books by Arefa Tehsin

"Iora and the Quest of Five" by Arefa Tehsin. A girl is falling backwards into water. Around her are images of jungle plants and leaves, two creepy looking men, and a black sabertooth cat.
"Iora and the Realm of Legends" cover: A girl with long flowing hair is climbing out of a cave in a rainforest followed by a boy with a crown on his head.
Coming November 2023