Author: Jamini RoyTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Anjali Raghbeer/Soumya MemonPublisher: TulikaYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 16ISBN/UPC (if available): 97881814666518
In A Trail of Paint, Biswajit is dragged unwillingly on a culture trip, to an exhibition of Jamini Roy's paintings. Once there, however, an encounter with an old man leads him on to an intriguing discovery of fakes and forgers, down Kolkata's bylanes, with more excitement than he could have hoped for! This story with art, adventure and a twist in the tail, looks at the evolution of Jamini Roy's unique style and raises issues about integrity in art – the importance of creating, not copying.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.