The London Jungle Book

Bhajju Shyam, Gita Wolf, Sirish Rao
Bhajju Shyam – a brilliant artist from the Gond tribe in central India – was commissioned to paint the walls of an Indian restaurant in London, and spent two months in the city. The book that emerged from the journey is a visual travelogue of his first encounter with a western metropolis. With radical innocence and great sophistication, Bhajju brings the signs of the Gond forest to bear on the city, turning London into an exotic jungle.

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Weight 450.0 g
Dimensions 210 x 270 mm
ISBN

978-81-92317-12-0

Pages

48

Printing

Offset-printed

Binding

Hardcover

Foreign Rights Sold

Dutch

Mets & Schilt Uitgevers & Oxfam Novib

French

Éditions Syros

Italian

Adelphi Edizioni

Korean

LIGEM

Portuguese (Brazil)

Editora Cosac Naify

Spanish (Mexico & Spain)

Editorial Sexto Piso

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam

Bhajju Shyam belongs to the Gond tribe of artists—a community of highly visual story-tellers—from Madhya Pradesh in India. His captivating art keeps the symbolic density of the Gond style, bringing to it the intelligence and clarity of his own vision. The versatile artist has received international acclaim since his runaway success in 2003 with The London Jungle Book. 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.

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.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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