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The Patua Pinocchio
The Patua Pinocchio

This quintessentially Indian version of a much loved children’s classic features art from the Patua scroll tradition of Bengal, India. Carlo Collodi’s original Italian text centres on a marionette who escapes his wooden fate and has many adventures, including a stint at sea in the stomach of a shark. This Indian version is abridged from Carol Della Chiesa’s well-known English translation, and illustrated by award-winning scroll painting Swarna Chitrakar. 


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This quintessentially Indian version of a much loved children’s classic features art from the Patua scroll tradition of Bengal, India. Carlo Collodi’s original Italian text centres on a marionette who escapes his wooden fate and has many adventures, including a stint at sea in the stomach of a shark. This Indian version is abridged from Carol Della Chiesa’s well-known English translation, and illustrated by award-winning scroll painting Swarna Chitrakar. 


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Price: $ 18.95
Sale Price: $ 14.20 / Rs 495

CAPTAIN COCONUT & the Case of  the Missing Bananas
CAPTAIN COCONUT & the Case of the Missing Bananas

Meet the ace detective Captain Coconut, whose great brain can solve any mystery, large or small. In ‘The Case of the Missing Bananas’, Captain Coconut finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and numbers. This is the first book in the Captain Coconut series.


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Meet the ace detective Captain Coconut, whose great brain can solve any mystery, large or small. In ‘The Case of the Missing Bananas’, Captain Coconut finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and numbers. This is the first book in the Captain Coconut series.


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Price: $ 16.95
Sale Price: $ 12.70 / Rs 360

IN THE LAND OF PUNCTUATION
IN THE LAND OF PUNCTUATION

First published in 1905, German poet Christian Morgenstern’s piece is a darkly comic linguistic caprice. Illustrated with punctuation marks, the text is a romp, and yet the political undertones are unmistakable, suggesting systems of menacing control. Rathna Ramanathan’s art and design invoke well-known icons, styles and genres of early twentieth century western and Russian art and craft to make a compelling argument about freedom of expression.


This handsome hand silkscreen-printed edition recreates the brilliant conceptual art of the book, with ink, line and paper combining to add depth and texture to every page.


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Price: $ 49.95
Sale Price: $ 37.45 / Rs 1000.00

VISIT THE BHIL CARNIVAL
VISIT THE BHIL CARNIVAL

Neela and Peela are excited about Bhagoria, a wonderful carnival that the Bhil people of central India celebrate every year. An intriguing map that also tells a story, innovative signage that keeps them from losing their way, a series of wondrous sights, including a surprise that pops-out–the children discover these and more as they wind their way through the carnival grounds.


Subash Amaliyar, Bhil artist, paints the carnival in his traditional style.


Collaborating with him are writer Gita Wolf and designers Catriona Maciver and Oliver Mayes—who turn this joyous rendering of celebration into an interactive children’s book.


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Neela and Peela are excited about Bhagoria, a wonderful carnival that the Bhil people of central India celebrate every year. An intriguing map that also tells a story, innovative signage that keeps them from losing their way, a series of wondrous sights, including a surprise that pops-out–the children discover these and more as they wind their way through the carnival grounds.


Subash Amaliyar, Bhil artist, paints the carnival in his traditional style.


Collaborating with him are writer Gita Wolf and designers Catriona Maciver and Oliver Mayes—who turn this joyous rendering of celebration into an interactive children’s book.


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Subject: Folk Art/Pop-Up Book


Age Group: 8+



Price: $ 19.95
Sale Price: $ 14.95 / Rs 585

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.


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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: $ 8.95
Sale Price: $ 6.71 / Rs 180.00

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