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Magnifying the Miniature

Longlisted | Book Awards 2021 | Writings/ Picture Books for Children

Magnifying the Miniature

A wonderful colouring book that teaches children (and adults too!) about India's rich, diverse traditions of miniature paintings.

Full Title: Magnifying the Miniature

Author: Madhu Vottery
Publisher: Mapin Publishing

Award Category: Writings/ Picture Books for Children
About the Book: 

India has a long history of exquisite miniature painting, with many varied styles emerging and developing in different regions. This beautiful colouring book introduces younger artists to the delights of Indian miniatures by providing hand–drawn examples of several iconic paintings. A short explanation puts these images in context, revealing the history behind them and their makers. These hand– drawn outlines enable children to learn the distinguishing features of the various schools, while simultaneously encouraging them to apply their artistic imagination.


About the Author: 

Madhu Vottery is a practising conservation architect based in Hyderabad, India. She has received awards from the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Board and the State Level Monitoring Committee for her involvement in the Heritage Walks of Hyderabad, through which she has tried to create awareness about the city’s heritage and culture.


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