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The Enduring Ark

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This Indian retelling of the great flood is illustrated in the vivid style of Patua scroll art from West Bengal.

In this artfully designed book, enclosed in a colourful slipcase, the panels of a Patua scroll unfold as a series of horizontal accordion folds, taking the reader through the ebb and flow of a raging ocean towards a rainbow of hope.

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2019 for the theme Folk Tales for the age 8-10 yrs.

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SKU: 9789380340180 Category:

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When the fury of the Almighty is unleashed, all one can hope for is mercy.

Noah and his wife Na’mah are the ones chosen to sustain life on the planet.

Distinctive Indian images combine with fable-like text to present a contemporary, environmental perspective on the timeless themes of human misdeeds, natural destruction, and eventual redemption. Set sail on this stormy journey through crests and troughs to see how they brave the odds that are stacked against them.

This Indian rendition of the famous flood narrative in the Book of Genesis – The Noah’s Ark – has been depicted using the narrative style of Patua scroll art from West Bengal which beautifully encapsulates both the wrath and the magnanimity of the divine.

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Weight 330 g
Dimensions 24.5 × 16 × 1.5 cm
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