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The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be
The Women I Could be

The Women I Could be

Sangita Jogi

Amazingly off-beat, feisty, fashionable, fun-loving and self-assured in every possible situation… meet the women in young artist Sangita Jogi’s mind.

“My women are modern,” she says. “A modern woman thinks differently. She’s not just going to do housework, she won’t get married until she’s pursued her own desires. She’s fashionable, she enjoys going to parties, and she likes to look beautiful. But it’s not easy to be modern.”

The images she conjures up are astonishing, in the light of the limited sphere of her own life. Sangita, with little formal schooling, was married into a labouring family when she was very young. She lives in Rajasthan, in a very traditional patriarchal set-up, where her role as a young daughter-in-law is strict and restrained. And yet she snatches time to draw whenever she can, her confident lines dreaming up endless possibilities—where desire, play and exploration make up enchanted alternative worlds that are as alive to her as her own.

 

 

This amazing project has been several years in the making and is especially close to our feminist hearts. Read a blog post by Gita Wolf – The Making of The Women I Could Be – to learn more about Sangita’s journey, and how we collaborated with her to come up with a book that speaks to every woman who reads it.

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Weight 500.0 g
Dimensions 230 × 170 × 15 mm
ISBN

978-81-934485-3-3

Printing

Offset-printed with special spot colours

Paper

120 gsm, ITC uncoated paper

Binding

Hardcover

Pages

68

Sangita Jogi

Sangita Jogi

Sangita Jogi is an artist from Rajasthan, India. As a young mother and daughter-in-law, she is kept busy with household chores—her time is not her own and her mobility curtailed. She draws when she can find the hours of an afternoon, and at night. And when she does, her confident and playful lines dream up new worlds, exploring and celebrating possible other lives. This is her first Tara book.

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.

2021_Ragini Siruguri

Ragini Siruguri

Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from south India. Her practice lies at the intersection of graphic design, photography, books and writing, especially in the Indian cultural context. She experiments with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.