The London Jungle Book by Bhajju ShyamThe London Jungle Book by Bhajju Shyam

The London Jungle Book

IllustratorBhajju Shyam

Hardcover | May 23, 2014

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This new and fully re-designed edition of the now-classic book marks the tenth anniversary of Bhajju Shyam's momentous journey to London, U.K. Bhajju Shyam, a celebrated and award-winning artist from the Gond tribe in central India, was commissioned to paint the walls of an Indian restaurant in London. He spent two months in the city, and it was the first time he encountered a western metropolis. The book that emerged from his journey is a visual travelogue that both mimics and subverts the typical colonial encounter. With radical innocence and great sophistication, Bhajju brings the signs of the Gond forest to bear on the city, turning London into an exotic jungle, a clever beastiary. The London Underground becomes a sinuous snake, Big Ben transforms into a rooster crowing the time, and an airplane - the first Bhajju ever encountered - is compared to an elephant miraculously flying through the air. It is rare to encounter a truly original vision that is capable of startlingus into reexamining familiar sights. By breathing the ancient spirit of wonder back into the act of travel,The London Jungle Book does just that.
Bhajju Shyam is hailed as the finest living Gond tribal artist in India. His intricate and colorful work is well-known throughout India and abroad, and has been exhibited in the U.K., United States, Germany, Holland, France, Russia, Italy, and Reunion Island. His other works includeThe Night Life of Trees, Flight of the Mermaid, That'...
Title:The London Jungle BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10.91 × 8.53 × 0.51 inPublished:May 23, 2014Publisher:Tara BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8192317129

ISBN - 13:9788192317120

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