Handmade in India
Olivia Fraser
Olivia Fraser
age group: 
9+ yrs
Number of pages: 
Pratham Books
Art and craft livelihoods around India
picture book, non-fiction


As we travel in India we see interesting people doing interesting things - spinning wool, planting paddy, making bricks, moulding pots, sculpting, fishing and more. Yet most children are not aware of this wonderful diversity of life in our country.

As, the author says, "If you travel around India from NORTH to SOUTH and from EAST to WEST, you will see people making things everywhere - in the fields, beside the road, in open doorways, and on verandahs. they make things to eat, to wear, to sell and to help build India and its people.  AND it's all there for everyone to see..."

This book, with its simple text and expressive illustrations, is a delightful insight into life in rural India, the people and their livelihoods and is sure to appeal to kids of all ages. 


Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee