Drawing is Doing
Drawing is Doing
Drawing from the City - Riso Edition
Drawing from the City - Riso Edition
Drawing from the City - Riso Edition

Drawing from the City – Riso Edition


“Take me to the city,” the young girl whispers to the train, as it passes her dusty village. Her name is Teju. She is now a middle-aged woman, a migrant worker-turned-artist, and in this book, she reflects on her incredible journey from poverty into the rich inner world of art. This book of richly detailed drawings, featuring Teju’s self-taught style of lines and dots celebrates the life of a gentle, spirited woman who continues to paint her way through difficult times.

This new edition of Drawing from the City is one of Tara’s new experiments with the Risograph, an eco-friendly printing system. Riso printing combines the technology of screen-printing and a photocopier machine, and uses organic, soy-based inks, resulting in a unique textural experience.

$ 19.95

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Weight 300.0 g
Dimensions 285 × 180 mm





Riso printed



Foreign Rights Sold



Actes Sud


Gallucci Editore

Portuguese (Brazil)

Editora WMF Martins Fontes

Spanish (Mexico)


Spanish (except Mexico)



BIR / Minumsa Publishing Group



Born in a village in Rajasthan and to music, artist Tejubehan belongs to a community that wandered the streets, singing devotional songs. After moving from her village to the city, Teju married Ganesh Jogi, and the two began to work together, initially singing, but after a chance encounter with an encouraging artist, also painting. Teju has developed her own style, and she loves drawing women. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


Nia Thandapani

Graphic designer Nia Thandapani is based in Bangalore. A graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, she’s spent the last nine years working across London, Sri Lanka and India. Alongside commissioned projects, Nia researches and documents lesser explored aspects of design and visual culture in India. Nia co-runs Carrom, a design and illustration studio. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.


Ragini Siruguri

Cover designer Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from Hyderabad. She studied Communication Design from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, and is passionate about photography and music, among other things. She loves to experiment with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.