Number of Pages: 62
Dimensions: 9.0" x 9.0"
Author: Ritu Khoda
Illustrator: Vanita Pai
Publisher: Khoda & Pai
Bindu - A familiar symbol in Indian culture, but how does a child respond to it? Young Raza started searching for deeper meanings within the Bindu and saw it as more than just a Dot. It lingered with him till he started giving creative expression, using Bindu as the focal point.
This book delves into the works of famous Indian artist S.H. Raza and takes children on a fantastic visual journey, directing them to demystify the Bindu and introspect on its meaning and significance.
The book is an excellent effort to make Raza's art accessible to children. From a brief introduction on how the "bindu" became the central theme of Raza's paintings, the book takes us through his paintings, prompting questions to the reader. Every few pages there is a worksheet that lets the child try her hand at drawing the bindu, spirals and then to make a more complicated painting in Raza's style using sticker shapes. The hands-on approach makes the idea of the paintings a more closer experience, giving the child a chance to really "see" the painting as they examine it closely to see what aspects of the painting to adopt.
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