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Sultana’s Dream
Sultana’s Dream

Author: Begum Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain; Artist: Durga Bai


Sultana’s Dream first appeared in 1905, ten years before the American feminist and novelist, Charlotte P. Gilman, published her feminist utopia Herland. Sultana’s Dream is an appealing story of reversed purdah – the seclusion of women – in Ladyland, where peace-loving women overpower aggressive men through the power of their brains.


This edition of Sultana’s Dream is a fascinating dialogue across time and cultures: Durga Bai, a brilliant woman artist from the Gond tribe of central India, has drawn her response to this hundred-year old feminist fable, adding a new layer of meaning to a classic text.



Price: $ 19.95
Sale Price: $ 8.95 / Rs 180.00

Artisan Camera
Artisan Camera

Christopher Pinney; Suresh Punjabi


Artisan Camera is a testimony to an era of hands-on studio photography, when physical materials combined with the photographer’s artistry to shape the final image.

This book features work from Studio Suhag in Nagda, a small town in central India. Suresh Punjabi–the studio’s proprietor and photographer–showcases some of his vintage photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. They evoke a world where the studio portrait was an important memento, capturing not just the ‘real’ subject, but also a persona made over to meet the camera’s eye. A richly argued essay by visual anthropologist Christopher Pinney–author of Camera Indica–places Punjabi’s work in the context of a visual history.


Christopher Pinney; Suresh Punjabi


Artisan Camera is a testimony to an era of hands-on studio photography, when physical materials combined with the photographer’s artistry to shape the final image.

This book features work from Studio Suhag in Nagda, a small town in central India. Suresh Punjabi–the studio’s proprietor and photographer–showcases some of his vintage photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. They evoke a world where the studio portrait was an important memento, capturing not just the ‘real’ subject, but also a persona made over to meet the camera’s eye. A richly argued essay by visual anthropologist Christopher Pinney–author of Camera Indica–places Punjabi’s work in the context of a visual history.



Price: $ 19.95
Sale Price: $ 14.97 / Rs 750.00

The Colour Book
The Colour Book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi (art & text); Gita Wolf & Guido Lagomarsino (translation)


In this much-anticipated sequel to The Book Book, artist and educator Sophie Benini Pietromarchi takes children into the world of colour. Illustrated in remarkable collage artwork, and written in an intimate, easy tone, The Colour Book charts an exciting journey through childhood memories of shade and hue and leads the reader to the practical tasks, of mixing, playing, and experimenting with colours.

This is a wonderful, imaginative resource for children eight-years-and older, and for artists of all ages.


Sophie Benini Pietromarchi (art & text); Gita Wolf & Guido Lagomarsino (translation)


In this much-anticipated sequel to The Book Book, artist and educator Sophie Benini Pietromarchi takes children into the world of colour. Illustrated in remarkable collage artwork, and written in an intimate, easy tone, The Colour Book charts an exciting journey through childhood memories of shade and hue and leads the reader to the practical tasks, of mixing, playing, and experimenting with colours.

This is a wonderful, imaginative resource for children eight-years-and older, and for artists of all ages.



Price: $ 21.95
Sale Price: $ 16.50 / Rs 700.00

Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit
Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit

Amrita Das (art); Gita Wolf & Susheela Varadarajan (text, from the Hindi original by Amrita Das)


In the light of continuing debates on Indian women's mobility and choices, young Mithila painter from Bihar, India, Amrita Das offers a disarmingly fresh perspective on being female and an artist in the making.


Amrita Das (art); Gita Wolf & Susheela Varadarajan (text, from the Hindi original by Amrita Das)


In the light of continuing debates on Indian women's mobility and choices, young Mithila painter from Bihar, India, Amrita Das offers a disarmingly fresh perspective on being female and an artist in the making.

Her visual tale is gentle yet resolute, the art treading a fine balance between tradition and innovation. In the process, she manages to steer the Mithila tradition of women's art away from the domesticity of its origins to actually questioning the traditional confines of women's lives.

Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit is a reflective account of a young woman’s thoughts and feelings as she comes into contact with the larger world.



Price: $ 16.95
Sale Price: $ 12.70 / Rs 400.00

The Enduring Ark
The Enduring Ark

This Indian version of the Biblical tale of the great flood is illustrated in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting. Each flowing fold of the accordion takes the reader from a deluge of water to a rainbow of hope.


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Joydeb Chitrakar, Gita Wolf


Ancient stories talk of an age when a huge flood destroyed the earth, leaving nothing behind. … You may have heard it before, but great tales must be retold – and so I will tell it now in my way, as I have heard it said.


This Indian version of the Biblical tale of the great flood is illustrated in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting. Each flowing fold of the accordion takes the reader from a deluge of water to a rainbow of hope.


For ages 6 and above



Price: $ 21.95
Sale Price: $ 16.45 / Rs 800.00

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