About the book:
An artist? A dreamer? A rebel? Who exactly was Amrita Sher-Gil? She was a little bit of all these things, really. Amrita grew up with a great sense of mischief and adventure in two very different worlds, in a village near Budapest, Hungary, and among the cool, green hills of colonial Simla. She defied headmistresses, teachers, art critics and royalty to make her own determined way in the world of grown-ups and art. Join her on a journey through her life, a journey that takes her family through World Wars and political turmoil as they travel in pursuit of love, a home and a modern, artistic education for Amrita!
About the author:
Anita Vachharajani grew up in Mumbai. Her stories have appeared in The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories, The Puffin Book of Spooky Ghost Stories, and in various picture books, such as Nonie’s Magic Quilt and Nayana and the Not-so-scary Owl. Her translations of traditional rhymes feature in The Tenth Rasa: The Penguin Book of Indian Nonsense Verse. Anita loves writing non-fiction.