Overview for Mumtaz Embroiders Her Dreams
Young Mumtaz has come from her village to Lucknow to learn new stitches for the chikankari that she and the other women in her village do. Thanks to her friend Munna, Mumtaz learns even more than she had imagined! Jolly Rohatgiâ€™s sensitive story is illustrated by Ram Soni through sanjhi, the art of paper-cutting. Each book in this series of four, created by the Dastkari Haat Samiti, looks at the life of a child in a rural artisan family from different parts of India. Local forms of painting and craftwork have been used to illustrate the stories so that children can enjoy and appreciate varied cultural expressions.
Jolly Rohatgi (Author)
Jolly Rohatgi has spent a lifetime in the crafts sector and works with children with special needs through Jan Madhyam, an NGO. She has documented the lives and economic needs of craftspeople in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh, and has worked on many studies, design projects and crafts exhibitions. She has been associated with the Oxfam India Trust, Oxfam Wereld Winkles (Belgium), Les Magasins du Monde and UNDP in the United Nations Volunteer programme.