Ramagiri Swarika, a Hyderabad law student has written Bhagavad Gita on 4,042 grains of rice. Claim to be the country’s first woman micro-artist, the project took over 150 careful hours of painstaking precision. More than 2000 artworks to her credit, she uses various products to create micro arts. She does not use a magnifying glass for her micro artwork. She added that she also does milk art, paper carvings and has drawn on sesame seeds too, among many other products. In the past, to observe National Law Day on November 26, Swarika wrote the Preamble of the Constitution on hair strands. She at first collected the fine strands of hair and then pasted them together following which she used a thin brush and white paint to write the words of the Indian Constitution. For this, she was felicitated by the Governor of Telangana. After being recognized for her work on the national level, she is now planning to take the artwork to international platforms. She has go an additional interest in art and music and received many awards since childhood.
The starting was a drawing of Lord Ganesha on rice grain, which she did four years back, then English alphabet on a single rice grain. In 2019, she was awarded a national award from Delhi Cultural Academy and was recognized as India’s first micro-artist.
Awards include the International Order Book of records in 2017 and in 2019 and a national award from the North Delhi Cultural Academy. Till now she completed 2000 plus micro arts. Being a law student, Swarika said that she wanted to become a Judge and be an inspiration to many women. The concept of micro art has become very popular in the past few years with artists carving out tiny but precise pieces of art on tiny surfaces that include grains, dal, chalk. They often create tiny figurines out of graphite and chalk and other delicate surfaces too.