Frontlist | New children's book to tell story of Raja Ravi VarmaFrontlist | New children's book to tell story of Raja Ravi Varma
on Mar 16, 2021 A new illustrated book, which brings alive the life and times of celebrated Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma, will hit the stands in April, announced publishing house Westland on March 14, 2021. The children's book, titled Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma, is written by author-poet Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan. Published under Westland's 'Red Panda' imprint, it aims to inspire young readers to learn about the famed artist and how he made his entry and mark in the art world.
When other children were busy playing hopscotch with friends, seven-year-old Ravi Varma -- born on April 29, 1848, in a village in Kerala -- was painting on the walls of his house. His love for painting, frowned upon by his elders, was nurtured by his uncle Raja Raja Varma, who took him to the court of the Maharaja of Travancore to study and practise art.
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