Shweta Rao Garg


The Reader

‘The Reader’ by Shweta Rao Garg

Acrylic on Canvas, 36*36, 2021

Who Is She ?

Shweta says – “When other women sleep or watch their TV soaps, she reads. She has a varied taste – women’s magazines, novellas, newspapers, even essays on The Gita. In all these years, she knows that she could love books unconditionally. And she knows that roasted peanuts go best with her books!”

The model in the painting is the artist’s grandmother, Shrimati Vasanthi Rao.

Shweta Rao Garg is an artist, writer and academic. Her graphical novel on sensitizing the youth, The Tales from Campus: A Misguide to College, will be published by Crossed Arrows in September 2021. Her artwork can be viewed at