A Full Circle is an evocative ode to the power of poetry, in which art and verse bring each other alive.
In this poem, author and artist Namrita Bachchan describes the magic of childhood and what the world looks like through the eyes of her curious, free-spirited five-year-old daughter, as she explores the wonder of reading. Enriched by a soothing rhythm, the words in this exquisitely illustrated book run parallel to ethereal imagery, immersing readers of all ages in a fantastical journey against the backdrop of nature.
Within these pages, a wide, wild world waits to be discovered - in a way that is finer, freer, and ultimately fuller.
'A dreamscape wherein the stark poetry of life commingles with the pure poetry of a child's eye ... Everyone should have it.' - Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
'Through captivating art and simple lyric Namrita Bachchan has illuminated the profound and transformative connection between poetry, hope, and freedom.' - Nandana Sen
'Perfectly captures the surge of love, hope, and wonderment that I feel every single day watching our own daughter grow. Absolutely beautiful!' - Vikramaditya Motwane
'In this book of infectious rapture, Namrita Bachchan, through a song of pure delight, has given back to us what we crave most today: the knowing consolations of the philosopher-child.' - Aatish Taseer
'A sublime equity of word and image, play and reflection, light and shadow, grace this breathtaking work. An exhilarating achievement of the picture-book form; A Full Circle is quite simply perfect.'
- David Ouimet
'I was expecting great; this is extraordinary.' - Arunoday Singh
Namrita Bachchan was born in India and raised in Switzerland and the UK. She trained as a fine artist at the Rhode Island School of Design, and as a graphic designer at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her practice includes painting, poetry, and photography, and has been exhibited in India and overseas. A mother and a bookmaker, she presently lives in New Delhi.