Beasts of India

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Kanchana Arni, Gita Wolf
Tara Publishing, 2003 - Art - 76 pages

Beasts of India takes a lens to the beast as it is imagined and rendered in folk and tribal art traditions across India. The fine art of the original drawings has been recreated through silk-screening each image by hand. Featuring over 30 original pieces, this astonishing bestiary is a book and art collector’s dream. An index of artists’ names and succinct descriptions of the art conventions make it a compact and lively introduction to the unheeded genres of Indian art.


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About the author (2003)

Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards. Kanchana Arni has taught art-based educational at institutions in both India and Thailand. She has also worked as a curator & gallery manager at the Folk Art gallery in Delhi. Arni has been closely associated with various book projects in tribal and folk-art, served as a liaison for tribal artists and conducted various art workshops for children

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