Meera Sriram and Ruchi Bakshi Sharma on Crowdcast

Launching their beautiful picture book Between Two Worlds: The Art and Life of Amrita Sher-Gil

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Amrita Sher-Gil was always making art--as a little girl in Budapest, as a young woman in Northern India, and as an art student in Paris, she filled up notebooks with sketches and drawings--but what kind of artist would she grow up to be? Amrita was rebellious, brave, curious, and bold in her short life and in her paintings, and she became an important figure in the 20th century modern art movement.

As an Indian American, Meera Sriram has lived almost equal parts of her life in both countries. Previously an electrical engineer, she now enjoys writing for children and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of picture books The Yellow Suitcase and A Gift for Amma, winner of the 2021 South Asia Book Award and the Foreword Reviews Indies Silver Award. She has also co-authored several kids’ books in India. Meera believes in the power of stories and likes to write about people, places, and experiences less visible in children’s literature. For more information, please visit:

Ruchi Bakshi Sharma studied Communication Design at the National Institute of Design and has directed several award winning live action and stopmotion shorts. She works with multiple mediums - Lenticulars, paper assemblages inside shadow boxes, video, optical and animating toys, kaleidoscopes out of recycled materials, jointed paper puppets for beginning story tellers, illustrated puzzles and handmade zines in collaboration with young kids. Play and motion are dominant elements in her work. Visit her at

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Between Two Worlds: The Art & Life of Amrita Sher-Gil (Amazing Women #3) Cover Image
By Meera Sriram, Ruchi Bakshi Sharma (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781734225945
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penny Candy Books - September 21st, 2021