A Great Grand Story
Illustrated by Sunandini Banerjee
8.5 x 8.5 inches, 48 pp, fully illustrated in colour April 2018
ISBN : 9780857425492
Rs 799.00 (PB)
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.
Chitra Viraraghavan was educated in Hyderabad, Kodaikanal, Chennai and Boston. She has worked in academic publishing, taught English and is a book editor, textbook writer, author of The Americans: A Novel and co-editor of the anthology Madras on My Mind: A City in Stories (2017). She is currently working on her second novel, a work of translated fiction.