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Magic Vessels (English)

Author : Vayu Naidu
Illustrator : Mugdha Sethi

A poor playwright in search of a job loses his way in the jungle and falls asleep under a tree…. A story from Tamilnadu with pictures in the Ayyanar style.

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Age 4+
Specifications 24 pages; 7" x 8.5"; full colour;soft cover
ISBN 978-81-8683-829-7

Muthu, a poor playwright, his wife Chellam and six children live in a banyan tree. Chellam cooks and cleans in other people's homes while Muthu writes plays and sometimes doesn't get paid – life is hard for them. One day, Muthu goes in search of a job. He loses his way in the jungle and falls asleep under a tree. What happens then in this story from Tamilnadu? The Ayyanar style of sculpture from which the illustrations are adapted is rich with colour and form.

A beautiful folktale

The illustrations in this book are just awesome and complement the story so well. They have been done by Mugdha Shah. A lot of attention has been paid to the minute details, such that, the art brings out the very essence of the culture of the state. The pictures of the kolam patterns, the terracotta horse figures, the lavish lunch spread on the plantain leaf, the uruli, a lamp in front of the deity etc give scope for elaborating the customs and traditions of the people of Tamilnadu.Saffrontree.org

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Magic Vessels (English)

Magic Vessels (English)

A poor playwright in search of a job loses his way in the jungle and falls asleep under a tree…. A story from Tamilnadu with pictures in the Ayyanar style.

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