As part of Bonjour India – incubating dreams, ideas and projects which aim to move the partnership between India and France into the future, 3 key cities in India are seeing the launch of Rock-Paper-Scissors, a unique programme that ties together French and Indian publishers through the uncharted field of young audience literature.
After creating a cross-cultured book for children using basic arts and craft, French writer and illustrator Alan Mets and Indian author Deepika Arwind tour cities across South India undertaking creative workshops. In the process, young learners of French, aged 6-10 year old children will create a book using paper-cutting techniques and discarded material to be jointly published in France and India. A book writing workshop for children was held in Chennai on February 19th and 20th at Sishya School and CPS Global School, Aditya Vidyashram School.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, General Curator of Bonjour India & Counsellor for cooperation & cultural affairs, said “France has an expertise in the field of young audience literature, while India has great artists and publishers emerging in this field. The initiative aims at establishing strong ties between French and Indian publishers and communicating to the young audiences in innovative ways, which is at the heart of Bonjour India”