Visit the Bhil Carnival

Subhash Amaliyar, Gita Wolf, Catriona Maciver, Oliver Mayes

Come and join Neela and Peela, who are off to the fair… Each year, people of the Bhil tribe from Madhya Pradesh in central lndia celebrate a wonderful carnival called Bhagoria. Subhash Amaliyar, Bhil artist, paints the carnival in his traditional style. Collaborating with him are writer Gita Wolf and designers Catriona Maciver and Oliver Mayes – who turn this joyous rendering of a celebration into a one-of-a-kind interactive experience, which combines the features of a map, a story book and a pop-up picture book.

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Weight 340.0 g
Dimensions 285 × 285 mm

One fold out page and one 24-page booklet





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Subhash Amaliyar

Subhash Amaliyar

Artist Subhash Amaliyar belongs to the Bhil tribe of central India. The Bhil tribal artists paint in their typically colourful, vibrant and joyous style. While the community works hard farming, fishing and gathering firewood, it also loves to have a great time. Subhash paints in his traditional style, and lives and works in Bhopal, Central India. 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.

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver is a multidisciplinary designer from Scotland. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martin’s College in London, she travelled to India to explore traditional artisanal craft and culture. It was this interest that led her to work for Tara Books in 2013. Catriona continues to work on book projects with Tara, while also running her own studio in South India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Oliver Mayes

Oliver Mayes

Oliver James Mayes is a graphic designer from London. After graduating in graphic design from Central Saint Martins college in London, he travelled to India to explore a new perspective on his ideas and work. Upon his return to London he started to lecture at Central Saint Martins for the Graphic Design course, while also continuing his design practice. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.