The Enduring Ark

Joydeb Chitrakar, Gita Wolf

This Indian retelling of the great flood story is illustrated in the vivid narrative style of Patua scroll art from West Bengal, India. Distinctive Indian images combine with fable-like text to present a contemporary environmental perspective on the timeless theme of human misdeeds, natural destruction, and eventual redemption. In this artfully designed book, enclosed in a colourful slipcase, the vertical panels of a Patua scroll unfold as a series of horizontal accordion folds, taking the reader through the ebb and flow of a raging ocean towards a rainbow of hope.

$ 21.95

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Weight 330.0 g
Dimensions 240 × 153 mm





Offset-printed, Accordion Book


Hardcover- Slipcase

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Foreign Rights Sold

Italian: Gallucci Editore

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Joydeb Chitrakar

Joydeb Chitrakar

Joydeb Chitrakar is a Patua scroll painting artist from West Bengal, India. With his extraordinary imagination, bold illustrations and dramatic choice of colours, Joydeb infuses an old-fashioned empathy into the worlds he creates for both traditional and contemporary tales that are at once universal and timeless. He lives in Nirbhaypur Village, West Bengal. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf

Gita Wolf started Tara Books as an independent publishing house based in India. An original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults. Several have won major international awards and been translated into multiple languages. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.