Thota Vaikuntam is an Indian painter. His paintings capture simple lifestyle of villagers like the paddy fields, toddy pots on shoulders of men, the household chores, temple rituals etc. His drawings range from stark charcoal on paper, transparent washes and pencil drawings.
This illustrated book, first of its kind on this much celebrated but hardly written about artist, is an attempt to tell the story of the man and his Telangana women, his encounters with destiny, which has brought him to the high pedestal where he is today. launches the Art Alive Masters Series and includes thoroughly researched articles and visuals featuring myriad aspects of the artist's eventful life and a few close-ups of the large and impressive body of his work.