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Pictures from Italy
Pictures from Italy

Our visual edition of this travelogue by Charles Dickens, illustrated by contemporary Italian artist Livia Signorini. The book is released as a tribute to the great master in the 200th year of his birth. 


Charles Dickens, Livia Signorini
130 pages; 140 x 220 mm; Hardcover

Pictures from Italy
is one of Charles Dickens’ earlier works, a fantastic and whimsical foray into the twin worlds of travel and the imagination. Written in the 1840s when he traveled to the continent, it is a travelogue offering a rare glimpse into his life. 

In this illustrated edition, Italian artist Livia Signorini takes inspiration from Dickens’ words and plays with his sense of place, memory, and politics. The result is a contemporary dialogue with his work which renews our sense of his enduring vision.

Pictures from Italy
is a tribute to the world of the great master in the 200th year of his birth.



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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail

A pioneering visual exploration of the seventeenth century trick poem 'I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail' this unique book uses art and design in the service of language.


A well-known folk poem from 17th century England, 'I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail' is a form of trick verse. The poem at first seems nonsensical, but given a break in the middle of each line begins to make perfect sense. In this pioneering visual exploration of I Saw a Peacock, Gond tribal artist Ramsingh Urveti and book designer Jonathan Yamakami use art and design in the service of language. Working together, revealing and concealing, they brilliantly mirror the shifting ways in which poetry creates meaning.



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Sita\
Sita's Ramayana

A retelling of the timeless epic, this graphic novel is told from Sita's point of view and draws on a long tradition of female retellings of the saga.


Sita’s Ramayana shifts the point of view of the Ramayana – the saga of a heroic war – to bring a woman’s perspective to this timeless epic. Narrated by the heroine Sita, it is a powerful meditation on the fate of women, as they become pawns in the wars between men and kingdoms. But Sita is not just a patient victim of events – she endures her fate with fortitude, until the moment she decides to challenge it. The book unites two women from very different backgrounds: young urban writer Samhita Arni collaborates with Patua scroll artist Moyna Chitrakar to create this unusual graphic novel.



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I See the Promised Land
I See the Promised Land

'I See The Promised Land' narrates the life of Martin Luther King. African-American writer and griot, bard and blues singer Arthur Flowers does the telling, while Patua artist Manu Chitrakar adapts King’s life to the colour and vivid grammar of his art.


'I See The Promised Land' narrates the life of Martin Luther King. African-American writer and griot, bard and blues singer Arthur Flowers does the telling, while Patua artist Manu Chitrakar adapts King’s life to the colour and vivid grammar of his art.

Patua artists from Bengal in eastern India are traditional scroll-painters who create vivid art out of all kinds of narratives - from fables and classical tales to contemporary news items. Keeping this in mind, Tara Books has a evolved graphic novel featuring Patua art.

This extraordinary telling is replete with destiny, the will of gods, fate and the human condition. Traversing the milestones of King’s short life, his ministry and journey, this graphic narrative brings together two very different yet equally dramatic traditions of story-telling.


 


"Both evocative and factually rich, this presentation of the career of Martin Luther King Jr. shows the man on an authentic world stage and as a leader who learned from his travels to both India and Africa...Older teens, in addition to adults, will find this to be a standout both as a distinctive graphic narrative that combines two world storytelling traditions and as an examination of King’s life and its enduring legacy across the globe." -Booklist

“With a powerful message and style, Arthur Flowers, Manu Chitrakar, and Gugliemo Rossi come together and make “I See the Promised Land” a core addition to any art or biography collection, enthusiastically recommended.” -Midwest Book Review

“The result is interesting in its difference, a kind of folk art-illustrated essay where the images are primitive but affecting.” -Comics Worth Reading

"An extraordinary collaboration between devoted artists from three continents ... an engaging and challenging graphic novel for a young (and older) audience." -The Jury, White Ravens Catalogue of Best International Books for Young People, 2011



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The To-Let House
The To-Let House

The To-Let House captures the pulse of childhood memory unerringly, as it tells the coming of age story of Di, Clemmie, Kulay and Addy. Their quest for identity in the shadows of tormented adults is complicated further by the anxieties of the world around them.


Daisy Hasan * Long-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize, 2008 (pre-publication) With the release of The To-Let House, a refreshing new voice in contemporary Indian fiction debuts on the literary scene. The tale unfolds in the city of Shillong, in the north east – one of India’s most troubled areas. As the four children emerge into adolescence, framed by the region’s violent search for identity, their inner and outer worlds hold uncanny mirrors to each other. Daisy Hasan conjures up a world that is darkly unsettling, yet curiously effervescent. Fiction Paperback; 228 Pages "Intriguing, unusual debut... provides an intriguingly complex yet authentic portrait of childhood." - The Hindu "Daisy Hasan writes poetically … The magnificent conclusion of 'The To-Let House', where Hasan turns the pocket-space of the outsider inside out, one where the dhakar identity is left without signs, where Kulay and the reader, together, discover tributaries of identities in flux, brings out what to me is the most powerful force in the book." - Biblio



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