Author : Vishakha Chanchani
Photographer : Stephen Huyler
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.
2016: Best Book (Non-fiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award
2016: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA
2015: Excellence in Book Production (Children's Category), Federation of Indian Publishers
2015: Excellence in Children's Book Production, Darsana National Awards
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|Specifications||32 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover|
This sensitive telling of Sonabai's story follows her transformative artistic journey from the tactile experience of her first creations in clay, innovative experiments with colours and light, and unfettered play with pattern and design to being embraced by the art world. Rich photographs augment the telling, for a fascinating introduction to the life, work and milieu of this quitely strong, self-taught artist. Together, they offer a detailed look at art and the organic growth of her distinctive creative vision. In the process, they also evoke a compelling profile in courage, and the larger story of how Sonabai's art, like all great art, transcends from the personal to the universal.