The Legend of the Fish

The Legend of the Fish

by Gita Wolf, Sirish Rao, Emanuele Scanziani
     
 

Brahma, the creator, is unhappy with the world he has made from his own mind. It is perfect, and because it is so perfect, it lacks death. Brahma is soon bored with his sterile creation and sends Vishnu, the preserver, down into the new world to set it right. Vishnu takes the form of a fish and goes in search of the man who can help him create a new world where

Overview

Brahma, the creator, is unhappy with the world he has made from his own mind. It is perfect, and because it is so perfect, it lacks death. Brahma is soon bored with his sterile creation and sends Vishnu, the preserver, down into the new world to set it right. Vishnu takes the form of a fish and goes in search of the man who can help him create a new world where death has a place.

With letter-pressed text on handmade paper, this is a precious handcrafted edition of an ancient Hindu tale of creation and resurrection. The intense and intricate art, reminiscent of old etchings, is screen-printed with special silver ink.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788186211779
Publisher:
Tara Books
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.30(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. An exciting voice in contemporary Indian writing, Sirish Rao has authored over eighteen books, ranging from novels to children's books, re-tellings of myths to pop art collections. HIs books have won international awards and have been translated into several languages. His writing reflects his interest in nature, mountaineering, travel, eccentric people and the oddities of language. Originally from Italy, Emanuele Scanziani is an artist and illustrator who lives and works from Auroville, the well-known international commune in South India. Emanuele is known for illustrating books on environmental awareness, and The Gita of Waste, on recyling.

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