The Circle of Fate

by: Radhashyam Raut, Raja Mohanty, Sirish Rao

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The Circle of Fate by Radhashyam Raut, Raja Mohanty, and Sirish Rao / ISBN 9788186211588 / A handmade silk-screened 24-page hardcover, about 8.5 x 8.5 inches, from Tara Books (India)

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Above the Himalayan peaks, Garuda, the divine eagle of the god Vishnu, sees the Lord of Death hastening towards an exquisitely beautiful little bird. He decides to save it, and hides the bird away – but can death be cheated? An evocative take on a timeless Hindu parable of destiny and love, this handmade book is illustrated in the delicate and ornamental Patachitra tradition of art from Orissa in eastern India.