The Circle of Fate

Radhashyam Raut, Raja Mohanty, Sirish Rao

Above the Himalayan peaks, Garuda, the divine eagle of the god Vishnu, sees the Lord of Death hastening towards an exquisitely beautiful little bird. He decides to save it, and hides the bird away – but can death be cheated? An evocative take on a timeless Hindu parable of destiny and love, this handmade book is illustrated in the delicate and ornamental Patachitra tradition of art from Orissa in eastern India.

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Weight 340.0 g
Dimensions 220 × 230 mm






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L’ippocampo Edizioni


Editora WMF Martins Fontes


Ediciones Ekaré

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Shortlisted, Anderson Prize (Italian edition), 2009

Kirkus Reviews

This spare retelling of an ancient parable from India serves as an ideal complement to the ornate, jewel-like circular paintings.


Radhashyam Raut

Radhashyam Raut is an artist trained in the traditional art of Patachitra mural paintings of Orissa, where he lives and works. This is his first venture into the world of books. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.


Raja Mohanty

Raja Mohanty has written and illustrated over ten books. He teaches courses in design and visual arts at the Industrial Design Centre of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Sirish Rao

Sirish Rao

Sirish Rao is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary Indian writing. He has authored more than fifteen books, ranging from novels and children’s books to retellings of myths and collections of pop art. Several of his titles have won international awards. His writing reflects his interests in nature, mountaineering, travel and the oddities of language. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.