Gita Wolf has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object for the last 17 years. She has written many books for children and adults; several of them have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages.
Trained in English and Comparative Literature, she left her academic profession to explore her interests in visual and literary communications. She started Tara Books in 1994, an independent publishing house in Chennai, South India. Over the past sixteen years, Gita has been joined by other writers and creative professionals who were drawn by her vision of bringing a variety of marginalised voices and perspectives to the reader, while continually playing with the form of the book