Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sonali Biswas

Sonali Biswas is a freelance illustrator based in Delhi. She is the recipient of The Chitra Katha Award 2003 for Outstanding Illustrations for The Lonely Unicorn, a story-counting book published by Katha. She has also received the runner-up award from Noma Concours for Children’s Book Illustrations in 2000 and an honourable mention at the Biennial of Asian Illustrators, Japan in 2002.
Sonali has illustrated Meenakshi Bharadwaj's "One Lonely Unicorn" and Geeta Dharmarajan's "The Magical Web Bridge" for Katha.


Srivi is a writer, illustrator and visualiser. She did her Bachelors and Masters from Stella Maris College, Chennai, India and majored in creative painting, Art history and graphic design. A gold medalist with a commitment to the visual arts and children's association with visual art, Srivi has illustrated several fiction and non-fiction books for children.

She has also worked as an art, dance and social studies teacher for a year, interacting with children at various levels. She enjoys discussing issues and ideas with children and working in the areas of creative thinking and problem solving. She is currently pursuing her masters in Arts in Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and is focused on the areas of developing media for children and using art as a means for creative thinking in Children.

Srivi is also involved in doing workshops for children and believes that greater interaction with children gives artists opportunities to evolve in more joyous and thoughtful ways. Srivi has recently been judged as second-runner up in the prestigious Oxford bookstore e-author contest for five of her short stories.

"Katha happens to be one of my best experiences, especially working as an illustrator," says Srivi.

She maintains a website, as well as a blog about illustrators.

For Katha, Srivi has illustrated ...
Mamang Dai's "The Skyqueen"
Kalki's "Parthiban's Dream" translated by Gita Rajan.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Bindia Thapar

Bindia's a trained architect. She loves to illustrate and has been a lecturer at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and is deeply committed to peace and environment issues. She lives in Delhi with her daughter.
Bindia has illustrated Geeta Dharmarajan's "The Magic Raindrop" and Sarang Dev Murthy's "The Runaway Puppy" for Katha.

Suddhasattwa Basu

Suddhasattwa Basu is a renowned illustrator, painter and maker of animation films for television. For The Song of a Scarecrow, a picture book written and illustrated by him, he won the Katha Chitrakala Award 2002 and received an honourable mention at the Bienniel of Illustrations 2003, Bratislava. He has also illustrated Ka: The Story of Garuda for Katha.