Above the peaks of the Himalaya, Garuda, the divine eagle of the god Vishnu, sees the Lord of Death hastening toward an exquisitely beautiful little bird. He decides to save it and hides it away—but can death be cheated?
This haunting parable of love and destiny is illustrated in the delicate and ornamental Patachitra tradition of Orissa, eastern India.
Radhashyam Raut is a young painter, trained in the traditional art of Patachitra mural paintings of Orissa, where he lives and works.
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Raja Mohanty has written and illustrated ten books, many of them made by his own hand - from adaptations of Chekhov stories to 'silly tales' for children. He teaches courses in design and visual arts at the Industrial Design Centre of Mumbai's IIT, and is involved in several projects on Indian art and cultural traditions. 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. Raut is a young painter trained in the traditional art of Patachitra painting of Orissa. He was awarded a national scholarship to continue his work in the tradition.Review:
"This spare retelling of an ancient parable from India serves as an ideal complement to the ornate, jewel-like circular paintings." --Kirkus Reviews
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Descripción Tara Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P118186211586
Descripción Tara Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB8186211586
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