Basava And The Dots Of Fire


Author: Radhika Chadha
Illustrated by Bhakti Phatak

9788181464378 | Center Stapled | pp. 24 | 2005 | Tulika Books

Basava is collecting firewood in the forest when it grows dark and he can’t find his way home. Who comes to his rescue? A gentle story with dramatic illustrations.

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Every day, Basava goes to the forest to collect firewood for his mother. But one day it grows dark and he can’t find his way home. That is when Basava sees the glowing dots of fire that light up the forest… A gentle story with a touch of magic and dramatic illustrations.


Radhika Chadha
Illustrator: Bhakti Phatak




Tulika Books


Center Stapled



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About the Contributors

Radhika Chadha is a consultant in innovation and strategy. Her children’s stories began as bedtime tales to entertain her young son. She is the creator of the much loved I’m So Sleepy, Snoring Shanmugam, Basava and the Dots of Fire, Colour-Colour Kamini, Mallipoo, Where are You? and Yes, Hutoxi!. She is the author of the very popular Baby Bahadur Books series published by Tulika.

Bhakti Phatak is a postgraduate of Graphic Design from NID, Ahmedabad. A professional graphic designer now, she illustrated Basava and the Dots of Fire during her summer internship with Tulika. She hopes to make a future with what she loves – illustration and she has.


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