Chitra Soundar’s books are published across the world – in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Pakistan and of course India to the UK, France, Germany and the USA. Although Chitra can speak only English, Tamil and Hindi, she would be very happy to visit schools, libraries and book festivals across the world to tell her stories.

North America



Chitra currently lives in England, UK. She often travels across the UK for her school visits. If you are a school or a library, from within the UK, please click here.

If you are thinking about inviting Chitra from a school outside the UK, especially in the US, here are a few things to note:

  • Chitra has friends and family in San Francisco, New Jersey, New York City, Chicago, Boston and Victoria, Canada. So if you’re from one of these cities, Chitra will be more than willing to sort out dates quickly. US Schools – please download a school visits brochure here.
  • It would be cost-effective to pool time and expenses with more than one school in your city or town. But if you are able to sponsor a visit, you can invite me to a single school too.
  • Chitra will work with the school to plan the content of the visit and prepare ahead.
  • 2018 US dates are available in April, May and from August onwards. 

Not able to invite in person? Skype options are also available. Chitra does taster sessions for free for 15 minutes with schools that are working on topics about India and have read her books. Longer sessions including assemblies, classroom talks and Q&A are available on request. Please get in touch if this interests you.