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And Land Was Born (English)

Author : Sandhya Rao
Illustrator : Uma Krishnaswamy

When the people beg a lazy god to find land, he goes to the astrologer for help. A zany story from the Bhilalas of central India, with pictures based on original mud-wall paintings.

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages; 10.5” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover
Awards 2000: Excellence in Publishing, Federation of Indian Publishers
ISBN 978-81-8146-442-2

It has been a bit of a wait but this favourite Tulika hardback is now on the shelves as an attractive paperback! And Land Was Born is a story from the Bhilala tribe who live in central India. The fantasy element in the story reflects the unfettered nature of the oral tradition. This book brings together picture and word in the spirit of that freedom and celebration. In the beginning, the Bhilalas believe, there was only water. The harassed and wet subjects beg their lazy god to create land so that they can get dry and stay that way. Poor god is put to all sorts of trouble before this wish can be granted.

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"Rao's simple style of narration and structuring of sentences make reading easy and enjoyable. Uma Krishnaswamy's illustrations reflect the style of the original paintings found on the mud walls of the huts of the Bhilalas. She has imbibed the spirit of the originals combining her creative imaging to capture the essence of the tale." - The Hindu, September 1998

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And Land Was Born (English)

And Land Was Born (English)

When the people beg a lazy god to find land, he goes to the astrologer for help. A zany story from the Bhilalas of central India, with pictures based on original mud-wall paintings.

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