by Anindita Sengupta
- Manu Chitrakar, a village artist from West Bengal, illustrated his first graphic novel, I See the Promised Land, on scrolls of handmade paper using the folk form of Patua. Published by Tara Books, it is one among many trying to bridge the gap between urban children and folk forms of rural India.
- Tara Books has published 19 titles using tribal and folk art forms like Warli, Gond, Patua, Meena, Kalamkari and Patachitra, since 1995. The publishing house will release four more over 2011 (HindustanTimes.com 17 December 2010).
- Delhi’s Pratham Books produced two books in 2009 illustrated with Warli art. They plan to launch a set of four books, each about a child from a different tribal artisan community. Katha Books, based in Delhi, and Chennai-based Tulika Books have also published titles with illustrations by folk and tribal artists.
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