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SICC - Entries invited for Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2019. For details Click Here | CHILDREN’S WORLD - Entries invited from children for Children’s World Your Pages Competition 2018. Last date for receiving entries: July 31, 2018. For details please refer to Children’s World Magazine. | SHANKAR'S ACADEMY OF ART - Admissions open to a 2-year part-time Diploma course in Art, Book Illustration and Computer Graphics. For details Click Here.

Welcome to Children's Book Trust

A pioneer publisher of children’s books in India, the Children’s Book Trust (CBT) has made notable contribution in the area of children’s education and entertainment through multi-faceted activities hosted under its various wings.

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The House That Shankar Built


The Founder

A renowned cartoonist. An author. An Illustrator. Shankar was a man of great vision. He wove dreams for children and made them happen.

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Competitions for Children

Shankar sprang a surprise in 1949 - a competition for children in painting and writing in the capital city through his Shankar's Weekly. It was unique.

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About Us

Shankar founded Children's Book Trust (CBT) in 1957. Its aims were plan to produce good, well-illustrated and well-designed books. The books have come to make a wide gamut.

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Dolls Museum

About Dolls Museum

A Hungarian doll came to shankar as a gift in 1954. It triggered a further idea. Shankar gathered 6,500 costume dolls from all over the world and set up a Museum.

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Shankar’s Academy

The Academy of Art and Book Publishing came into being in 1991 as a homage to Shankar. It runs to courses, 'Art, Book Illustration and Graphics' and Books Publishing'.

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