Book Launch of the coffee table book 'FOLK YATRA'
This beautiful coffee table book ‘FOLK YATRA’ is part of the 'Indian Legacy' series being published by 'Jill and the Beanstalk'. The book is researched, written and produced by Mini Chandran Kurian, who has been a journalist for over 15 years, and has authored books such as 'Sossegado : The Good Life' and 'Chrysalis : Emerging India'.
'Folk Yatra' captures in stunning photographs and text – the stories of unusual folk artists – the custodians of India's diverse and complex culture. In a country as old as India, ancient patterns of art and craft, faith and healing, find conscious expression century after century. Often these become the hereditary professions of people, who do extraordinary things while leading ordinary lives - The nomadic Story Tellers of Rajasthan, the Genealogist who is the keeper of family history in Gujarat, the Shadow Puppeteer of Andhra Pradesh, the Garudan Thookam performing artiste of Kerala, the Gond Tribal Artist of Madhya Pradesh, the Usta artist of Bikaner who carries out gold embossing on camel hide, the Chaturvedi or the pilgrimage priest of Mathura, and many more.