A unique series that leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India’s best known artists – contemporary, traditional and folk. Through story, memoir and biography, children look at art and understand aesthetics. A valuable resource for schools, the books give young readers a wider and more inclusive idea of art.
What do ancient fragments of cloth found in Egypt have to do with modern-day Gujarat? The answer starts with A — and sets us off through the alphabet, building with blocks of a very different kind! A for Ajrakh, B for Bagh, C for Chhipa… Each letter sparks off an aspect of block printing on textile, so that by Z for Zafran what we get is a fascinating...
From oppressive loneliness, Sonabai Rajawar 'makes' her way into a world of beauty and joy! An introduction to the life and unique creative vision of a quietly strong, self-taught artist, through rich photos and a sensitive telling.
Taking a long step back in history, this explores how the world's first artists may have tried their hand on the very first canvases — the walls of rocks and caves. The story of art unfolds with photos of ancient paintings at the Bhimbetka Caves, with creative reproductions of rock art.
As a child, K.G. Subramanyan was fascinated by temple murals that looked like a beautiful pattern of colours from a distance, but up close became a panel of many stories. He grew up to become a storyteller-artist.
A Tree In My Village has been written and illustrated by the renowned painter Paritosh Sen. In it he records the variety of bird, animal and insect life in and around the Arjuna tree in his village.