18 : 30 | Ahmedabad
Join us for a talk by Nirupa Rao on Saturday, 12 November 2022 at 6.30 pm.
Nirupa Rao is a botanical artist from Bangalore, whose work is inspired by close collaboration with natural scientists. A National Geographic Young Explorer, Nirupa received a grant to create her book Hidden Kingdom—Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats (published in 2019). She illustrated the cover of Amitav Ghosh’s latest novel, Gun Island, and re-jacketed four of his older novels for Penguin-Random House. In 2020, she received the prestigious National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. In 2021, she was the youngest artist to be featured in Kew Botanical Garden’s Indian Botanical Art—An Illustrated History. She was also featured in the BBC documentary Nature and Us—A History Through Art.