There isn't a drop of water in the village. The desperate people set off to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. And what does he tell them to do? Go home and paint! An origin story about Bhil art with stunning illustrations in the traditional pithora style.
Everyone has their own story of Gandhi — and in this book a Warli artist, a storyteller and an animation filmmaker come together in a unique collaboration to bring a very visual story of Gandhi to children. 2016: Children's Choice Award, Young India Books 2014: Excellence in Book Production, Darsana National Awards
Friendship knows no partition or barbed wire fencing, and all children feel the loss of friends. A moving reading experience with strong visuals using the art of appliqué work common to India and Pakistan.
A child's imagination transforms a sari into a train, a river, a swing... and many things magical. The unconventional pictures combine photographs and acrylics in dramatic, original ways. 2007: Outstanding International Book, United States Board for Books for Young people, USA
A popular idea is re-presented in a new, appealing way to show how everyone is connected. The strong illustrations are a visual journey of expanding horizons, from house to universe.
A fictional take based on research on how zero came to be used in mathematical calculations. Was it Muchu the merchant's idea? Illustrations have bright earthy colours and textures.
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...
Storytellers Pappuram and Kojaram have their own stories about why Ganesha is worshipped first. They open their kaavads, the storytelling boxes, and begin — and finally realise that the stories may be different, but they're essentially still the same! A comment on the nature of myths.