Description - The Old Animals' Forest Band by Sirish Rao
In this much-loved Indian version of a Grimm Brothers' folktale, four old animals become friends after their masters kick them out for being useless - and together prove themselves to be anything but! The band of charming characters comes to life in celebrated Gond artist Durga Bai's delightful and quirky artwork.
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(280mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Tara Books
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Author Biography - Sirish Rao
Sirish Rao is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary Indian writing. He has authored 16 books, ranging from novels and children's books to re-tellings of myths, and collections of pop art; several have won international awards. His writing reflects his interests. Durga Bai is a young tribal artist from the Gond tradition of central India. Gond is a ritual and functional art style with distinctive decorative elements, mostly painted on walls of houses, using natural colours. Durga constantly re-works and pushes the borders of the form to create art that sparkles with a distinctive energy.