Moyna Chitrakar, Joydeb Chitrakar

Rendered by Patua scroll painters from West Bengal, Tsunami recalls a terrifying event in our common history. In the traditional manner of Patua art, this innovative scroll-book transforms dramatic news into a moving and artfully rendered fable. Dirge-like in tone and translated from the original Bengali, the tsunami ballad evokes, as all ancient forms of keening do, the persistence of life in death. The first Patua scroll to be rendered into the form of a book, Tsunami is silk-screen-printed by hand.

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Weight360 g
Dimensions145 × 365 mm






Foreign Rights Sold



Éditions Rackham

Spanish (Mexico, Americas)

Petra Ediciones


Moyna Chitrakar

Moyna Chitrakar is an artist and performer from the Patua scroll painting tradition, whose art is vivid and earthy. She lives in Nirbhaypur Village, Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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.