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The London Jungle Book

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Handmade Books From Tara Books - The London Jungle Book

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Imagine arriving in London for the first time from rural India, never having been on an airplane and with no knowledge of the English language, people or customs. This is precisely what happened to the renowned artist Bhajju Shyam from the Gond tribe in central India when he was commissioned to paint the walls of an Indian restaurant in London. Here for two months this visual travelogue captures his impressions of the sights and people of the city conveyed in traditional Gond folk art together with his insightful observations on our cultural differences. Big Ben our temple to time is transformed into a rooster and the underground becomes a sinuous snake while London's female workforce who seem to Shyam to do most of the work, are shown as multi-handed goddesses, all part of an exotic jungle. The title is a clever reference to Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, now turned on it's head. This new and fully redesigned handback edition marks the tenth anniversary of Bhajju's journey to London.

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