Publications

Our titles introduce children to the exciting world of Indian visual art. While there are several publishing houses that produce wonderfully illustrated books for children,there are very few that create books that feature Indian artists themselves. Our books focus on artists not only to highlight their work but also their unique journeys and inspirations.

We have published four books so far and plan to publish several more. Check our calendar to see when the next book reading and discussion with the authors is scheduled.

Raza’s Bindu

Raza’s Bindu (2014) by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai is for children aged six and above. The opening publication of the ‘I am an Artist’ series delves into the works of the famous Indian artist, Sayed Haider Raza. It takes children on a fantastic visual journey that demystifies the concept of the Bindu. Readers follow young Raza on his creativ... Read More

Eye Spy Indian Art

Eye Spy Indian Art (2016) by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai is for children aged twelve and above. Enticing children through a version of the game I-Spy, this book traces the timeline of the Indian Modern Art movement. Children learn about various schools of art and its eminent artists, and their influences. Die-cuts, flaps, and foldouts make it a vi... Read More

un[BOX]: A Workbook on Contemporary Art

un[BOX]: A Workbook on Contemporary Art (2016) by Amrita Gupta Singh (author) and Ritu Khoda (concept) is for children aged fourteen and above. un[BOX]presents the artwork and ideas generated by artists and children from Partner a Master Art Stu... Read More

Kaljayi Kambakht (The Time-Conqueror Wretch)

Kaljayi Kambakht (The Time-Conqueror Wretch) (2016) is experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta’s premier novel for Hindi readers in the young adult and adult categories. It explores the life of a young schoolboy, Sham, and his alter ego, Shan, as they explore their suburban village nestled in the hills. After they hungrily devour books and stories a... Read More

Raza’s Bindu (2014) by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai is for children aged six and above. The opening publication of the ‘I am an Artist’ series delves into the works of the famous Indian artist, Sayed Haider Raza. It takes children on a fantastic visual journey that demystifies the concept of the Bindu. Readers follow young Raza on his creative search for deeper meaning. Interlaced with fun projects, Raza’s Bindu is an exciting and thought-provoking book.


Awards & Recognition

-Finalist, Printed Children’s Book of the Year, Publishing Next Industry Awards 2015

Store Locations

BANGALORE:

Ambara
22 Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor
560042 Bangalore
Ph: 080 2557 5196

BOOKSTOP!
485, KHB Colony, 17th Main,
1A Cross Road, Koramangala 5th Block
560095 Bangalore
080 2550 4268

Cinnamon
24 Gangadhar Chetty Road
560042 Bangalore
Ph: 080 4163 4220, 2536 7888

Lightroom Bookstore
No. 1, Lewis Road, Cooke Town
560005 Bangalore
Ph: 080 2546 0466

The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole Children's Bookstore
#2242, 23rd Cross, K.R.Road, BSK II Stage
560070 Bangalore
Phone: 0 87620 43446

CHENNAI:

Chamiers
New # 106, Old # 79, Chamiers Road
600028 Chennai
044 2431 1496

GOA:

Paperboat Collective
HNo.248, Bella Vista, Chogm Road, Sangolda
403511 Goa
+91 83265 21248/9

JAIPUR:

Teatro Dhora
9, Yashwant Place, Near Ajmer Pulia,
Opp. Back gates of Jai Mahal Hotel by Taj, Ajmer Road
302006 Jaipur
0141 402 7979

NEW DELHI & Gurgaon:

KoolSkool
D-3 Qutub Plaza Market,
DLF Phase-1
122002 Gurgaon
Haryana
0124 646 5388

Vadehra Book Store
D-42 Defence Colony
New Delhi
011 4659 4456

MUMBAI:

CSMVS (Museum Shop)
159-161, M.G.Road, Fort
Mumbai
022 2284 4484/4519

Gallery Art & Soul
Madhuli apts., next to Poonam Chambers. Opp Atria
400018 Mumbai,
022 2496 5798/2493 0522

Kahani Tree
Industry Manor, Second Floor,
Above J. K. Banquet Hall, A. Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi
400025 Mumbai
022 2430 6780

Kitabkhana
Somaiya Bhavan Ground Floor, 45/47 MG Road, Fort
400001 Mumbai
022 6170 2276/77/78/79

O.M.O.
Serpis Villa, Ground floor,
53, Chimbai Road, Bandra (West)
Mumbai
022 2641 8140

TARQ
F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Marg,
Apollo Bunder, Colaba
400001 Mumbai
022 6615 0424

7 Children's Books a Parent should read to their child

By: Kshamta Mantri , BRAINSMITH - 05 May 2017

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Follow the Dot

By: Paromita Chakrabarti, The Indian Express - 01 October 2016

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A is for Art

By: Bijal Vachharajani, The Hindu - 22 September 2016

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A fun art book for grown-ups and children

By: Sriraam Selvam, PrintWeek India - 23 August 2016

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A Child’s Window into the World of Modern Art

By: Indian Moms Connect - 01 September 2016

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Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai’s “Raza’s bindu” with an afterword by S.H. Raza

By: Jaya Bhattacharji, Rose Confessions of an avid bibliophile - 24 July 2016

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‘I AM AN ARTIST ORGANISED AT SWARAJ BHAVAN’

By: Staff Reporter, The Pioneer - 03 September 2015

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Raza’s Bindu

By: Facebook Forum: IDF-India Design Forum - 24 August 2015

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Book review: Raza’s Bindu

By: Aditi De, Mulled Ink - 23 June 2015

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DECODING RAZA’S FASCINATION FOR THE DOT

By: Rhema Mukti Baxter, Hindustan Times- City - 26 March 2015

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The Art of Learning

By: Avantika Bhuyan, Business Standard-Weekend - 14 March 2015

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A look at the world of books, publishers and writers

By: Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, The Hindu-Literati - 31 January 2015

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Children and books on Art

By: Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Confessions of an avid bibliophile - 28 November 2014

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Eye Spy Indian Art (2016) by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai is for children aged twelve and above. Enticing children through a version of the game I-Spy, this book traces the timeline of the Indian Modern Art movement. Children learn about various schools of art and its eminent artists, and their influences. Die-cuts, flaps, and foldouts make it a visually appealing and interactive book. They are encouraged to trace, draw, cut and illustrate. There are thought-provoking,creative projects and for further encouragement, children can upload their artwork on Art1st museum. This book forms the basis of our Middle School Art Programme.


Awards & Recognition

- Best Author, The Hindu Young World–Goodbooks Awards 2017
- Blue Elephant, Complete Books (Design), Kyoorius Awards 2016
- Runner-up, Children’s Printed Book of the Year, Publishing Next Industry Awards 2016
- Special Mention: Innovative Print Product of the Year, PrintweekIndia 2016 Awards

Store Locations

BANGALORE:

Ambara
22 Annaswamy Mudaliar Road, Ulsoor
560042 Bangalore
Ph: 080 2557 5196

BOOKSTOP!
485, KHB Colony, 17th Main,
1A Cross Road, Koramangala 5th Block
560095 Bangalore
080 2550 4268

Cinnamon
24 Gangadhar Chetty Road
560042 Bangalore
Ph: 080 4163 4220, 2536 7888

Lightroom Bookstore
No. 1, Lewis Road, Cooke Town
560005 Bangalore
Ph: 080 2546 0466

The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole Children's Bookstore
#2242, 23rd Cross, K.R.Road, BSK II Stage
560070 Bangalore
Phone: 0 87620 43446

CHENNAI:

Chamiers
New # 106, Old # 79, Chamiers Road
600028 Chennai
044 2431 1496

GOA:

Paperboat Collective
HNo.248, Bella Vista, Chogm Road, Sangolda
403511 Goa
+91 83265 21248/9

JAIPUR:

Teatro Dhora
9, Yashwant Place, Near Ajmer Pulia,
Opp. Back gates of Jai Mahal Hotel by Taj, Ajmer Road
302006 Jaipur
0141 402 7979

NEW DELHI & Gurgaon:

KoolSkool
D-3 Qutub Plaza Market,
DLF Phase-1
122002 Gurgaon
Haryana
0124 646 5388

Vadehra Book Store
D-42 Defence Colony
New Delhi
011 4659 4456

MUMBAI:

CSMVS (Museum Shop)
159-161, M.G.Road, Fort
Mumbai
022 2284 4484/4519

Gallery Art & Soul
Madhuli apts., next to Poonam Chambers. Opp Atria
400018 Mumbai,
022 2496 5798/2493 0522

Kahani Tree
Industry Manor, Second Floor,
Above J. K. Banquet Hall, A. Marathe Marg, Prabhadevi
400025 Mumbai
022 2430 6780

Kitabkhana
Somaiya Bhavan Ground Floor, 45/47 MG Road, Fort
400001 Mumbai
022 6170 2276/77/78/79

O.M.O.
Serpis Villa, Ground floor,
53, Chimbai Road, Bandra (West)
Mumbai
022 2641 8140

TARQ
F35/36 Dhanraj Mahal, C.S.M. Marg,
Apollo Bunder, Colaba
400001 Mumbai
022 6615 0424

Eye Spy Indian Art is an engaging hands-on visual experience

By: Kerosene Staff, Kerosene DIGITAL - 02 March 2017

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Eye Spy Indian Art: A peephole view

By: Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Mint - 10 February 2017

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Production Process for “Eye Spy: Indian Art” by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai

By: Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Confessions of an avid bibliophile - 06 February 2017

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Book on art for children bags award

By: Staff Reporter, The Hindu - 17 January 2017

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Books: Eye Spy Indian Art written by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai, designed by Ishan Khosla Design

By: ROBINAGE - 28 December 2016

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Catching them young

By: Anjana Vaswani, Mumbai Mirror (Page 39) - 10 December 2016

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Eye Spy: When a children’s game inspires a book on art

By: AD Staff, AD Architectural Digest - 11 November 2016

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An Interactive Journey Through Indian Art Movements

By: Indian Moms Connect - 03 October 2016

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A is for Art

By: Bijal Vachharajani, The Hindu - 22 September 2016

Read More...

A fun art book for grown-ups and children

By: Sriraam Selvam, PrintWeek INDIA - 23 August 2016

Read More...

un[BOX]: A Workbook on Contemporary Art (2016) by Amrita Gupta Singh (author) and Ritu Khoda (concept) is for children aged fourteen and above. un[BOX]presents the artwork and ideas generated by artists and children from Partner a Master Art Studio workshop run by Art1st in Mumbai and Delhi in 2013/14. Some of India’s top contemporary artists engaged with and mentored a group of teenagers over a period of six months. The book features the artists and talks about their influences. It showcases ideas and artwork of the children who participated. Each section ends with a critical question posed by the artist and an art exercise. Strongly recommended for art educators.

Store Locations

BANGALORE:

Lightroom Bookstore
No. 1, Lewis Road, Cooke Town
560005 Bangalore
Ph: 080 2546 0466

Kaljayi Kambakht (The Time-Conqueror Wretch) (2016) is experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta’s premier novel for Hindi readers in the young adult and adult categories. It explores the life of a young schoolboy, Sham, and his alter ego, Shan, as they explore their suburban village nestled in the hills. After they hungrily devour books and stories about science, philosophy, fairy-tales, folk-legends and history, they concoct elaborate schemes. Soon villagers become characters in their fantasies and Sham and Shan find themselves deep in a chaotic world of their own creation.


Awards & Recognition

-Vaid Fellowship 2016

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