Author: Ravi VarmaTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Anjali Raghbeer/Soumya MenonPublisher: TulikaYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 16ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788181466501
A damaged painting is like a body without a soul, Aunty Prima tells Valsa, when they set about restoring an old painting by Ravi Varma. As they remove the layers of dust, Valsa hears a delicate cough. Does it come from the painting?The Veena Player is about a charming friendship between young Valsa and the veena player, which weaves in nuances of Ravi Varma's art style, and pays tribute to his skill in painting lifelike portraits.COMMENT: Leads children into the world and sensibilities of some of India’s best known artists. It is an engaging introduction to art and the artist through story, memoir and biography, as well as a valuable resource for the understanding of art. This is one of a set of four books by Anjali Raghbeer featuring contemporary artists from four different parts of India.--– Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Ravi Varma and Maqbool Fida Husain.