Author Ramendra Kumar

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is an award-winning writer, a storyteller and an inspirational speaker with 39 books. He has won 34 awards in the competition for writers of children’s literature organised by Children’s Book Trust (CBT), over the years.


The writer’s articles have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Readers Digest, The Week, Swagat and several other offline and on-line magazines. His interviews have appeared in major national newspapers. His writings have been translated into 29 languages – Indian & Foreign.


Six of his books have been recommended by CBSE, India, as Supplementary Readers. Ramen’s stories have also found a place in 16 textbooks prescribed by different Boards. Government of Sri Lanka has published a text book for students of Grade Five which carries Ramen’s story ‘Internet in the Jungle’. 3,20,000 copies of this book, have been distributed to the children in the island country. One of his stories has been adapted as Kamishibai, the traditional form of storytelling in Japan while another tale has been included in a text book for class nine students of Norway. His stories have been showcased on several prestigious online platforms.


His adaptation of Juvenile Justice Act, 2006 in a Graphic Book format was endorsed by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). His graphic books on diabetes and the POCSO Act were published by Butterflies, an organization involved with street children. Another book ‘Stories of Resilience’, which showcases the courage & determination of young girls in the face of almost impossible odds, received rave reviews. It was published by Protsahan, an NGO fighting child abuse.


Ramen has been invited to literary festivals held in Denmark, Greece, Sharjah, Sri Lanka as well as Indian events like the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival, Bokaroo, etc. and seminars organised by Sahitya Akademi, IGNOU and NBT. At the Conference in Greece, he had the honour of chairing two sessions.
The writer has been regularly conducting Workshops based on his best-seller ‘Effective Parenting : A New Paradigm’, for Parents across the country and also taking sessions for institutions and corporates.


He was nominated as a Jury Member for the Best Children’s Author Category of JK Paper & The Times of India’s ‘Women AutHer’ Awards 2020. The other Jury members included Shobhaa De, Ashwin Sanghi, Sonali Bendre, et al.


Ramen was serving as the Chief of Communications, SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant, when he decided to take Voluntary Retirement in August 2020 to pursue his Ikigai.
To know more about Ramen you can visit his website: www.ramendra.in He also has a page devoted to him on Wikipedia.

You can find Ramendra ji’s stories on our podcast “Little Tales for the Little People“.

– p.s: don’t forget to check out his story Paplu The Giant, available in english and hindi on Fairytales of India podcast