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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.


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

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.



Price: $ 16.95
Sale Price: $ 12.70 / Rs 550.00

I for Imagine
I for Imagine

I for Imagine features the work of the renowned photographer Marc Riboud. Using the alphabet as pointer, this unusual book travels through landscapes marked by memory and history. Delicate, whimsical and inexorably political, these pictures of war, love, the working class, revolution and the everyday, recall ways of seeing and witnessing, which belong to the golden age of photography.


Marc Riboud / Catherine Chaine Using the alphabet as guide, this lyrical photo book journeys into times and places marked by dream, history and anticipation.The alphabet book becomes a playful dimension through which to view the powerful images of master photographer Marc Riboud. The alphabets here are pointers, at once sharpening and diffusing meaning, taking us through landscapes marked by memory and history. Delicate, whimsical, and inexorably political, these timeless images of war, love, work, revolution, and the everyday recall ways of witnessing from the golden age of photography. Magnum contributor Marc Riboud was one of the first European photographers to travel to China in 1957. He is best known for his extensive reports on the East:"The Three Banners of China", "Face of North Vietnam", "Visions of China" and his most recent, "In China". He has won the Overseas Press Club Award twice and has had major retrospective exhibitions at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the International Center of Photography, New York. Photography Hard Cover; 160 Pages 2-Colour



Price: $ 35.95
Sale Price: $ 26.95 / Rs 750.00

Following My Paint Brush
Following My Paint Brush

'Following My Paint Brush' is the story of Dulari Devi, a domestic helper who went on to become an artist in the Mithila style of folk painting from Bihar, eastern India.


Dulari Devi/Gita Wolf 'Following My Paint Brush' is the story of Dulari Devi, a domestic helper who went on to become an artist in the Mithila style of folk painting from Bihar, eastern India. Dulari is from a community of fisherfolk whose occupation is river-fishing. Used to a life of hard and relentless labor, she discovered painting while working as a domestic helper in an artist’s house. Dulari learned by doing, and very soon came to adapt artistic rules and conventions to her own expressive needs. Following My Paint Brush narrates Dulari’s momentous journey from a worker who knew no rest to an artist who is willing to go where her imagination leads her. This is Dulari’s first book. Picture book / Art Hard Cover; 32 Pages Colour



Price: $ 10.95
Sale Price: $ 8.21 / Rs 200.00

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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Sale Price: $ 12.70 / Rs 550.00

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