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Animalia Indica: Sumana Roy curates stories that uphold bygone animal-human bond, dazzle with illustrations

By August 28, 2019No Comments

Source: Firstpost

Some weeks ago, a friend of mine shared a poster bearing a poem and an illustration of an elephant. The eight line ‘simple’ poem, and the ‘evocatively’ done elephant in watercolour, touched me like few posters had done. It told me something about elephants, their actions and emotions, and, in a way, enabled me to connect with the species more than I had on encountering any other such poster before. It got me and my friend talking about how stories and poetry can effectively connect readers to animals, in manners that statistics and technical reports cannot. Animalia Indica: The Finest Animal Stories in Indian Literature, edited by Sumana Roy and published by Aleph Book Company, holds that potential.


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