An Ideal Boy: Charts from India

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Sirish Rao, Gita Wolf
Dewi Lewis, 2001 - Design - 133 pages
A uniquely illuminating and hugely entertaining survey of a fascinating Indian phenomenon. These stunning visual charts cover every imaginable subject and are found everywhere throughout India - from roadside booths to large shops. Intended primarily as educational material, they also act as guides to morality and correct social behaviour and offer marvellous cautionary tales. Despite Despite their primary function as informational aids they invaribly end up communicating a glorious irreverence for what they exhort us to take seriously - knowledge. Full colour throughout

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About the author (2001)

An exciting voice in contemporary Indian writing, Sirish Rao has authored over eighteen books, ranging from novels to children's books, re-tellings of myths to pop art collections. HIs books have won international awards and have been translated into several languages. His writing reflects his interest in nature, mountaineering, travel, eccentric people and the oddities of language.

by Gita Wolf and illustrated by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko

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