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The Night Life of Trees

Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai, Ramsingh Urveti

ISBN 978-81-86211-92-2

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The Night Life of Trees is an exquisite silkscreen-printed art book of tree lore from the Gond tribe in central lndia. Trees are central to the Gond tribal imagination: in addition to the stories that surround them, trees are important in a lived, everyday sense. There is a Gond belief that trees are busy during the day, giving shade and food to humans and animals. It is only during the night that their real spirit emerges. A collection of work by three of the finest living artists of the Gond tribe – traditionally a community of forest dwellers from central India – this quintessential Tara title has gone into several editions and in different languages.

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