Regular visitors may remember that a while back I posted on Hanuamanasana and included this picture. It turns out that the picture comes from a book called Metamorphosis (click on the title to preview) by Tarabooks a small publishing company in Chennai India.
Recently I was sent a copy and it's
delightful, here's Hanuman as he appears within the book.
It contains twenty-one paintings of asana by Emanuele Scanziani with text by Jennifer Abel.
Here's Matsyasana, M's favourite, I've included it in the post as it's her Birthday tomorrow.
My own favourite keeps changing, it was Ustrasana, then Simhasana but I think now I'll have to go with Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Best of all though was the Tarabooks catalogue which you can find online by clicking HERE, this will take you to their homepage. Just below the red picture you'll find FEATURES and the catalogue in pdf below that. It's just beautiful, sometimes you forget that books like this are still
being made, that tiny publishers still survive and haven't all been swallowed up by the big players.
Two books on my Christmas list already are Sita's Ramayana, told from the heroine's perspective and The Mahabharatha, a child's view.
The later written and illustrated by the author Samhita Arni when she was twelve and has now sold 50,000 copies.
Tarabooks have a blog with a post on her and her book HERE. I'll be adding the blog to my blog list so look out for it
Just found the video below on their handmade books
Oh, and they also do Stationary, hand stitched and bound journals.
If your in the UK, Tarabooks are available from Frances Lincoln publishers which is cheaper than having them shipped all the way from India. If you are in India and order from their website then the catalogue says shipping is free. 30% discount for overseas customers and 20% discount on all books and stationary if you can make it up to their offices in Chennai.
I can't resist one more picture, this from the back cover of the catalogue.
Thank you to Maegan for the heads up on the Publishers