Bookaroo: Debjani Mukherjee Uses Mud & Stones For Telling Stories
- JWB Post
- May 4, 2016
On 30th April and 1st May, Jaipur saw a one-of-a-kind children’s literature festival, “Bookaroo.” It was bright and sunny, but the amazingly interesting sessions made us forget all about the heat!
Numerous authors and master story-tellers took Bookaroo by storm in all corners of Jawahar Kala Kendra. But, apart from listening to stories, the children had the liberty to attend creative art sessions too!
One such session was of Debjani Mukherjee, where children were being taught how to create beautiful seven-storied houses. After her session, JWB indulged in a little Q&A session with her!
About Debjani Mukherjee
She is an animation filmmaker, a researcher and an illustrator. She even co-founded “BOL”, the language of children.
BOL is a non-profit organization, which works on projects of art education, art therapy, indigenous art preservation, etc. It aspires to capture and amplify the voices, expressions, and imagination of children, through content made for them, by them.
“I use different materials like mud, sand, stones, and even ’til’ to enhance the whole experience of storytelling. We make stop motion movies, which really interest the children!”
“I love working with children and travelling. All I truly want to do is explore more and more things in life!”
Bookaroo be so cool!