Written and Illustrated by Joydeb and Moyna Chitrakar
Thiruvanmiyur, India, Tara Books, 2011
14.6" x 6" (closed) 14.6" x 68" (opened-accordion)
On loan from the collection of Lauren Stringer
This picture book is cast in the narrative scroll format of the traditional Patua art style of West Bengal, in southeast India. Remarkable for its vibrancy as a work of graphic art and design, it links past and present by memorializing the tragic devastation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami while at the same time evoking powerful echoes of ancient flood myths such as the one set down in the Hindu text Satapatha Brahmana.