Raja Ravi Varma’s illustrated biography for kids by Shobha Tharoor to hit stands in April
Author Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan’s latest book for children ‘Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma’, a pictorial biography of celebrated artist Raja Ravi Varma will hit the stands in April 2021.
‘Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma’ is the story of the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma. The book tells how he made his entry and mark in the art world.
Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings gave Hindu gods their most popular renderings. He also established the first lithographic press in India, which was a big step towards making art affordable for everyone.
Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan said that the idea of a series on Indian artists had been percolating in her mind for a while and she was writing poems inspired by Raja Ravi Varma’s art.
"As I saw it, here was a famous 19th century Indian painter who blended European aesthetics with Indian images and connected the world more than a century ago, and yet so few children seemed to know him!" she added.