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Craft of the diary

Here's a wonderfully designed diary that you can keep for long



Tulika's latest theme-based diary is a tribute to the remarkable Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

TULIKA PUBLISHERS, the Chennai-based company that brings out books for children in English and other Indian languages, has been producing theme-based diaries for some time now. These diaries, titled Celebrate India, feature crisp text and rich visuals, based on extensive research, but written in a non-ponderous way, that makes for easy reading.

The theme for 2004 is a tribute to the great Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay at the end of her centenary year.

It is a salute to her dynamism and drive to rejuvenate Indian art and craft, and to her vision of aesthetics as a fusion of the elements of colour, motif, and design.

"Tradition is a long memory," said Kamaladevi, and motifs form one of the most important artistic links between past and present, visual messages of the times. They provide tradition with a basic framework while it continues to evolve and adapt.

This diary has a selection of both common and unusual motifs, drawn from all forms of art, textile, craft, and architecture.


There is even an acknowledgement to popular kitsch in the form of legends and motifs at the back of our trucks, including "Ok Ta-Ta, Horn Please"! With a week-at-glance format, every week has an illustration of a motif, put in context by a snippet of interesting detail.

Each month is preceded by a page carrying a traditional Indian colour, evoking its mood and with a bit of information about the dye.

Tulika believes that it is a diary to use for a year, and then keep forever. The diary has 136 pages and is priced at Rs. 250.

For details call, Tulika at 24981639/24671117 or e-mail tulikabooks@vsnl.com.

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