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The Secret God in the Forest (English)

Author : Anuradha Kumar
Illustrator : Piyush Verma

Drums beating, cymbals clashing, trumpets blowing… the town of Puri by the sea is festive. It is the day of the temple Ratha Jatra and Pria wonders why the idols of Jagannatha, Subhadra and Balabhadra are unlike any other gods she has seen. Some say that’s how Jagannatha looked when he lived deep in the forest, her grandmother tells her. And so starts off a story within a story – of Nilamadhaba, the secret god of the Sabaras.  

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages; 9.5" x 8.5"; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-890-6

Drums beating, cymbals clashing, trumpets blowing… the town of Puri by the sea is festive. It is the day of the temple Ratha Jatra and Pria wonders why the idols of Jagannatha, Subhadra and Balabhadra are unlike any other gods she has seen. Some say that’s how Jagannatha looked when he lived deep in the forest, her grandmother tells her. And so starts off a story within a story – of Nilamadhaba, the secret god of the Sabaras.

Central to this story is the dynamic nature of myths that often travel from the margins to the mainstream, carrying their own distinctive stamp. Stylized illustrations add a contemporary touch, while perfectly capturing the colour, drama and atmosphere of the traditional tale. 

Bright cheerfull imagery of Ratha Yatra at Puri

The Secret God in the Forest is a lovely story…it transitions (from) the bright cheerfully imagery of Ratha Yatra at Puri – with its huge raths as they are pulled by devotees, festive clothes, appliqué umbreelas and its exuberant and boisterous environment, to the softer and darker hues of a dense forest. –“The Book Review”

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The Secret God in the Forest (English)

The Secret God in the Forest (English)

Drums beating, cymbals clashing, trumpets blowing… the town of Puri by the sea is festive. It is the day of the temple Ratha Jatra and Pria wonders why the idols of Jagannatha, Subhadra and Balabhadra are unlike any other gods she has seen. Some say that’s how Jagannatha looked when he lived deep in the forest, her grandmother tells her. And so starts off a story within a story – of Nilamadhaba, the secret god of the Sabaras.  

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