A Marathi-language cricketing manual and two titles from Tara Books made news, recently; here's why...
Chala, cricket shiku ya, a cricketing manual by senior sports journalist Subodh Mayure that was released in 2012, has won the prestigious Maharashtra State-backed Rajshri Shahu Maharaj Award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a certificate.
The book, priced at a modest R100 and published by Pune-based Rajhans Prakashan, is a basic narration of how to teach cricket to beginners.
Batting maestros Sachin Tendulkar, Madhav Mantri and Lalchand Rajput have written supportive forewords for the book. Along with aspiring cricketers, the book will prove to be handy for coaches to help train beginners to create a sound base with the latest cricketing guidance used in international
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The great race & I saw peacock with a fiery tail, two titles by Tara Books featuring tribal and folk art from India have made it to the prestigious USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) Honor list, 2013.
In The Great Race, Ahmedabad based artist Jagdish Chitara illustrates an Indonesian trickster tale narrated by US-based author Nathan Kumar Scott, in which a mouse-deer challenges the other forest animals to a race. Jagdish belongs to a traditional group of artisans known as Waghari who usually paint onto fabric, creating special ritual cloth using a process of block printing and hand dyeing. In The Great Race, this distinctive style has been adapted for use in a children’s book for the first time.
I Saw A Peacock with a Fiery Tail takes a well-known English ‘trick’ poem, and adds an extra layer of meaning through art by Gond artist Ramsingh Urveti, and innovative design from Japanese-Brazilian graphic designer Jonathan Yamakami. Ramsingh Urveti is based in Madhya Pradesh, and belongs to the Gond tribe of artists from central India, while Jonathan is currently studying at the Rhode Island School of Design.
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