Author: Gowri Ramnarayan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-19-565136-7
This fascinating book is for all young people who have few opportunities of getting to know anything about the cultural and creative scene in India, more exposed as they are to the West.
This book captures the childhood of six living legends : Vijay Tendulkar, M S Subbulakshmi, M F Hussain, Kelucharan Mahapatra, R K Laxman and Amjad Ali Khan, who travel back with the author into a world of once-upon-a-time, long ago and far away. It tells surprising things about the places and times they grew up in, their struggles, hopes and disappointments.
Reading about the childhood days of these great artists of India should establish a bond, a sense of togetherness with creative minds, perhaps even spark an interest in finding out more about our splendid heritage.