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The Enduring Ark

The Enduring Ark

This Indian retelling of the great flood story is illustrated in the Patua style of scroll painting from West Bengal, India, offering a universal perspective on an ancient tale.

The Patua is a folk form that combines performance, storytelling and art. In this book, the traditional essence of the style is retained, but the vertical Patua scroll has become horizontal, nudging the art form in an entirely new direction.

This book was published in the UK & Europe in February 2013 via Bounce Sales & Marketing, and the cover design is by Nia Murphy.

The Enduring Ark