Rambharos Jha Waterlife features Mithila art, a vibrant and delicate form of painting from Bihar in eastern India. In this visually stunning book that renders images of water and the life it contains, artist Rambharos Jha creates an unusual artist’s journal, where aquatic motifs of the Mithila style are transformed to invoke childhood memory and lore. Waterlife is silkscreen-printed by hand on handmade paper.

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Weight 635.0 g
Dimensions 220 × 360 mm





Silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste



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Actes Sud

Italian (Europe)

Adriano Salani Editore


Kawade Shobo Shinsha

Portuguese (Brazil)

WMF Martins Fontes


Borim Press


Baobab Verlag

Rambharos Jha

Rambharos Jha

Artist Rambharos Jha grew up on the banks of river Ganga, and developed a fascination for water and water life. Born in the culture-rich district of Darbanga in the Mithila region, he moved to Madhubani as a child when his father started work in a government-supported art and culture project. Since then he has followed his own creative impulses, developing the tradition in his own style.Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

jonathan yamakami

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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