Illustrated by Sunandini Banerjee
Written for young children, Delhi Thaatha is a biography of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a much-loved teacher and world-renowned philosopher who served as the first vice president of the Republic of India, then, beginning in 1962, president of the country. Written by his great-granddaughter, who tells the story, with insight and charm, from the perspective of her seven-year-old self, and illustrated in full colour by graphic artist Sunandini Banerjee, Delhi Thaatha offers a rare glimpse into the life, personality, heart, mind, and philosophy of an illustrious statesman, as Chitra Viraraghavan tracks his journey from poor small-town boy to the moment when he takes the oath to serve the country’s highest office.
‘The book is not a regular biographical sketch, and in many ways, it subverts the treatment a biography often receives. The 30-odd page book pops with Chitra’s winsome tales of her thaatha, endearing illustrations by Sunandini Banerjee, evocative sketches by P Balasubramanian and numerous vintage photographs.’ —The New Indian Express
‘The book is a delightful testament to the special relationship grandparents and grandchildren share. A keepsake, for your home library.’ —Medium
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