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Reads tagged with “Tara Books”

The Secret Life of Trees: Stunning Sylvan Drawings by Indigenous Artists Based on Indian Mythology
The Secret Life of Trees: Stunning Sylvan Drawings by Indigenous Artists Based on Indian Mythology

Reverie and reckoning with our relationship to nature between the branches and the birds.

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Water: A Stunning Celebration of the Element of Life Based on Indian Folklore
Water: A Stunning Celebration of the Element of Life Based on Indian Folklore

“We need nature — water, sun, air — to survive, but she doesn’t really need us. She is generous to us, but she has some conditions, and we have to respect them.”

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A Darkly Delightful 1905 Poem Celebrating Punctuation, Newly Illustrated in Silkscreened Typographic Art
A Darkly Delightful 1905 Poem Celebrating Punctuation, Newly Illustrated in Silkscreened Typographic Art

“The semicolons’ mournful racket is drowned out by surrounding brackets…”

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The London Jungle Book: What an Indian Tribal Artist Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Capacity for Everyday Wonder
The London Jungle Book: What an Indian Tribal Artist Can Teach Us About Rediscovering Our Capacity for Everyday Wonder

A humbling perspective to jolt us into appreciating all the mundane miracles of travel and city life that we’ve come to take for granted.

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Gobble You Up: Ancient Indian Women’s Folk Art, Reimagined as Stunning Modern Storytelling
Gobble You Up: Ancient Indian Women’s Folk Art, Reimagined as Stunning Modern Storytelling

A heartening adaptation of an age-old mother-daughter art form, adapted visionary modern storytelling.

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Beasts of India: Stunning Illustrations of Indigenous Animals Depicted in Various Tribal Art Traditions
Beasts of India: Stunning Illustrations of Indigenous Animals Depicted in Various Tribal Art Traditions

A vibrant menagerie at the nexus of nature and culture.

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Sun and Moon: Stunning Illustrations of Celestial Myths by Ten of India’s Greatest Indigenous Artists
Sun and Moon: Stunning Illustrations of Celestial Myths by Ten of India’s Greatest Indigenous Artists

Ancient allegorical reflections on the universal themes of life, love, time, harmony, and our eternal search for a completeness of being.

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Creation: Ancient Indian Origin Myths, Brought to Life in a Breathtaking Illustrated Cosmogony
Creation: Ancient Indian Origin Myths, Brought to Life in a Breathtaking Illustrated Cosmogony

Consummate visual storytelling about life, death, the rhythms of time, and the beginning of art.

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Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit: A Heartening Illustrated Parable of Self-Actualization by a Young Indian Artist and Storyteller
Hope Is a Girl Selling Fruit: A Heartening Illustrated Parable of Self-Actualization by a Young Indian Artist and Storyteller

A beautiful illustrated celebration of women’s journey toward creative freedom and mobility.

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Alone in the Forest: Exploring Fear & Courage in Stunning Illustrations Based on Indian Folk Art
Alone in the Forest: Exploring Fear & Courage in Stunning Illustrations Based on Indian Folk Art

Exquisite visual storytelling that speaks both to our crippling fear of the unfamiliar and our ability to transcend it, emerging enriched by the experience.

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