Tree Matters

Gangu Bai, Gita Wolf, V. Geetha

The Bhil people of Central India are amongst the country’s oldest indigenous communities. To them, the natural world is not ‘a thing apart’, but exists in a seamless relationship to their home and the everyday. Gangu Bai, Bhil artist, explores this relationship through her memories and paintings of food, work, festivals, illness, medicine… Her tales centre round trees, and so each of her memories has a tree as its focus. Illustrated in vivid and cheerful colours, the paintings in this book foreground a universe of brightly coloured dots, lines and shapes that encompasses all living beings, big and small and wise and wonderful.

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Weight 390.0 g
Dimensions 230 x 270 mm
ISBN

978-93-83145-23-2

Pages

44

Printing

Offset-printed

Binding

Paperback

Age Group

12+

Gangubai

Gangu Bai

Artist Gangu Bai belongs to an indigenous community called Bhil, whose members live in villages across western and central India. Her rich repertoire of stories is steeped in the community’s lore. The award-winning artist has been painting for over two decades, and her work has been exhibited both in India as well as abroad. Gangu works with the National Museum of Mankind in Bhopal. Click here to discover her 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.

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V. Geetha

A writer, translator, social historian and activist, V. Geetha is a freelance editor and a leading intellectual from Tamil Nadu, India. She has been active in the Indian women’s movement since 1988, organizing workshops and conferences. Geetha has written widely, both in Tamil and English, on gender, popular culture, caste, and politics. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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Jonathan Yamakami

Jonathan Yamakami is a graphic designer from São Paulo, Brazil, who currently lives in Washington DC. He received an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013, and his work has been featured by NPR, the New York Times and AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. Jonathan is particularly interested in exploring new ways of presenting and conceiving of the book. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

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