Biju Spins Some Magic
Written by Jaya Jaitley
Illustrated by Bhramara Nayak
9789350220160 | Center Stapled | pp. 20 | 2018 | Pratham Books
This is the tale of Biju’s adventures when he accompanies his father to Delhi to sell saris, and in the process impresses a city boy with his skill. Jaya Jaitley’s fun-filled story is illustrated by Bhramara Nayak in the patachitra style.
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Biju and his family are weavers in rural Orissa. They create beautiful fabrics to sell in the cities of India and abroad. This is the tale of Biju’s adventures when he accompanies his father to Delhi to sell saris, and in the process impresses a city boy with his skill. Jaya Jaitley’s fun-filled story is illustrated by Bhramara Nayak in the patachitra style.
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About the Contributors
Jaya Jaitly is a social and political activist and a prolific writer on crafts. She is the founder and president of the Dastkari Haat Samiti, and has worked with India’s craftspeople for more than three decades in the design and marketing of crafts and handmade textiles. Her publications on crafts include The Crafts of Jammu , Kashmir and Ladakh (1990), The Craft Traditions of India (1991), and Visvakarma’s Children (2001).
Bhramara Nayak is an accomplished painter in the traditional patachitra style of Orissa. He received the Odisha State Award in 1985, and the National Award for Master Craftsperson in 1984. He is the chairman of Orupa, an NGO producing and marketing crafts. He teaches patachitra painting at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
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