A Bhil Story/Bheelin Kathai (Tamil)

Author : Nina Sabnani
Illustrator : Sher Singh Bhil

There isn't a drop of water in the village. The desperate people set off to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. And what does he tell them to do? Go home and paint! An origin story about Bhil art with stunning illustrations in the traditional pithora style.

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Age 5+
Specifications 32 pages; 8.5" X 9.5"; Full colour; soft cover
Translator D. Asaithambi
ISBN 978-93-5046-630-8
First Published 2015

A powerful message on the importance of conserving water

Each page is a delight for any child as it has so much in it. It could keep a child engrossed for hours as s/he tries to decipher the images in it. I particularly liked the numerous patterns on the rooftops.Young India Books

Beautifully composed

combines humour with lots of action. It reads as simple enough, yet I discovered layers to it over several readings. The story’s message for water conservation is obvious; it also emphasizes the importance of learning from nature – birds, snakes and turtles are critical characters in the book, leading the villagers towards water and ways to hold onto it. No creature is too small or insignificant - brave rooster grows, through the course of the story, from a timid and fearful bird into a community hero, offering his life for the greater good. I was also struck by the story’s quiet stance against blind faith – the imposter talks of rituals and appeasing gods for their favour; the real badwa silently shows the villagers how to take control of their own lives and environment. Saffron Tree

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A Bhil Story/Bheelin Kathai (Tamil)

A Bhil Story/Bheelin Kathai (Tamil)

There isn't a drop of water in the village. The desperate people set off to find a badwa who can ask the gods to send rain. And what does he tell them to do? Go home and paint! An origin story about Bhil art with stunning illustrations in the traditional pithora style.

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