Following My Paint Brush

brush.jpgFollowing My Paint Brush by Dulari Devi and Gita Wolf (Tara Books Pvt. Ltd, 2010). Following My Paint Brush is the story of Dulari Devi, a domestic helper who went on to become an artist in the Mithila style of folk painting from Bihar, eastern India. (Grade 5 & under)

Award Status: Honorable Mention, 2011

Author: Dulari Devi & Gita Wolf

Read more and purchase on the publisher’s website.

Lesson Plan

Films to complement using Following my Paint Brush by Dulari Devi in your classroom are: Munni (‘little Girl’): Childhood and Art in Mithila (DVD, 30 minutes, 1981), and  Mithila Painters: Five Village Artists from Madhubani, India (DVD, 40 minutes, 1994). There is free film guide for Mithila Painters.