Bhakti Mathur, private banker by day, mother to Shiv and
Veer (seven and five years old) and an avid delver in Indian
mythology at all other times is the creator of the 'Amma Tell
Me' books - a series of picture books about Indian festivals
and mythology for children in the three to nine year age
group. She wrote and self-published her first book, "Amma
Tell Me About Holi!" in 2011 and over the next 3 years, the
series has grown with books on the festival of Diwali, the
Hindu epic Ramayana and stories about the Hindu gods,
Krishna, Ganesha and Hanuman.
"The real motivation for writing the 'Amma Tell Me' series was
to share with my sons the fascinating stories from Indian
mythology that I had grown up with," says Bhakti. "But, I
found that there were no resources that were simple to
understand and that captured the rich imagery of
mythological India that is such an integral part of these
stories for me. So I went ahead and started writing the stories
in a style that I think kids find fun and non-preachy and
collaborated on the illustrations to bring out the imagery
that I want my stories to convey."
Bhakti grew-up in Delhi. She studied at Modern School Vasant
Vihar. She obtained her graduate degree in Economics and her
post graduate degree in Finance from Delhi University. She is
a CFA charter holder. She currently works for a major Swiss
Bank and lives in Hong Kong with her husband, their two sons
and their beloved golden Labrador.
Bhakti is a committed writer ambassador for Room to Read, a
global non-profit which offers holistic literacy and girls'
An avid reader, a long-distance runner and a yoga enthusiast,
when not working or running after her boys, she is happiest
curled up with a book and a hot cup of tea.
For more information please visit www.bhaktimathur.com