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In the Dark
     

In the Dark

by Gita Wolf, Sirish Rao, Rathna Ramanathan (Illustrator)
 

Five men are out walking on a moonless night, when suddenly they bump into something. Each of them sees something different, yet each is convinced that he is right. How is that possible? And what could this thing be? This modern retelling of an old Sufi tale is a story/fable of wisdom of all ages.

Calligraphed and printed in the style of traditional woodcuts,

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Five men are out walking on a moonless night, when suddenly they bump into something. Each of them sees something different, yet each is convinced that he is right. How is that possible? And what could this thing be? This modern retelling of an old Sufi tale is a story/fable of wisdom of all ages.

Calligraphed and printed in the style of traditional woodcuts, this book is every collector's dream.

"This small, square book is a handcrafted treasure . . . The pictures and the short calligraphic text, written on handmade paper, and the small bag in which the book is sold make it a special treat for children and book collectors alike."-White Ravens Catalogue of the World's Best Books

Rathna Ramanathan is one of India's most sought-after graphic designers.

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A specialty item, this small import has a neatly hand-lettered text that has been letterpress-printed, alongside two-color silk-screened illustrations, on handmade paper, and packaged in a small pouch of the same material-not tailored to libraries. The story is a somewhat expanded version of "The Blind Men and the Elephant," featuring a mason, a fisherman, a woodcutter, a horseman, and a musician-all of whom run into an elephant one night and form differing opinions as to its nature. It's a handsome piece of bookmaking, pleasant to see, touch, even to smell-but with more appeal as an object than for its oft-told contents. (Picture book. 7-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788186211540
Publisher:
Tara Books
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards.

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