Eyes on the Peacock’s Tail

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Author: Vayu Naidu
Illustrated by Mugdha Shah

9788186838273 | Centre Stapled | pp. 24 | 1997 | Tulika Publishers

With illustrations adapted from the traditional phad paintings, this is a story from Rajasthan about how the peacock got “eyes” on its tail.

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In the beginning, the peacock had no markings on its shimmering blue-green tail. The sun king’s daughter sees this beautiful creature one day and promptly falls in love. Much against her father’s wishes, she marries the peacock. What happens then and how, finally, the peacock gets ‘eyes’ on its tail is what this story from Rajasthan is all about. The brilliant illustrations are adapted from the traditional phad cloth paintings of Rajasthan. Reds, yellows and oranges dominate the frame.

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Author:

Author: Vayu Naidu
Illustrator: Mugdha Shah

ISBN:

9788186838273

Publisher:

Tulika Publishers

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

24

Year of Publication:

1997

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Contributors

The author is a storyteller and performer. She was awarded Europe’s first PhD in performance oral traditions from India at the University of Leeds. She is founder and artistic director of Vaiyu Naidu Company based in the UK.

The illustrator is a graphic designer who lives in Chennai. She did the illustrations for this book as part of her diploma project for the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, where she was a student.

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