Category Archives: Behind the scenes

A Designer’s Journey: I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

Tara’s outgoing resident designer Jonathan Yamakami reflects upon the creative journey he embarked upon when working on ‘I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail’. A 17th century English ‘trick’ poem, Tara’s version is illustrated by artist Ramsingh Urveti from India’s Gond tribe.   25 people like this post. Like Unlike

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A Book Trail in Mexico

I was invited to the Guadalajara book fair, recently, on a publisher’s fellowship. Afterwards, my travels around Mexico took me to the state of Chiapas, to visit an extraordinary book making cooperative of Mayan women called Taller Lenateros, The Woodlanders’ Workshop. Impossible to sum up otherwise, I decided to turn my experience into a small [...]

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Sita’s Ramayana: The Many Lives of a Text

In the aftermath of Delhi University’s decision to ban A K Ramanujan’s essay discussing disparate versions of The Ramayana, Tara publisher V.Geetha reflects upon the many lives of the text, and in particular our recently published retelling of the great epic from the female point of view, Sita’s Ramayana. 10 people like this post. Like [...]

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In Memory of Ganesh Jogi

Ganesh Jogi, musician and artist from Rajasthan-Gujarat, is no more. We met him and his wife Teju Behan in February 2010, and invited them to sing and draw for us. 13 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Women’s Art of the Everyday

A Workshop Exploring Indian Floor Patterns All over India, there are enduring traditions of women decorating the threshold of their homes with decorative patterns. Known by different names in various communities, they are called kolam in Tamil Nadu. Women create them every day with rice paste or powder, and by nightfall, they are usually gone. [...]

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