Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9780857420053 Published October 2011 World sales rights except India

The Tale of the Talking Face

K. G. Subramanyan

The Tale of the Talking Face

K. G. Subramanyan

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48 pages | illustrated throughout | 11 x 11
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9780857420053 Published October 2011 World sales rights except India

n The Tale of the Talking Face, eminent Indian artist K. G. Subramanyan offers a stinging parable of democracy gone wrong by narrating and illustrating the story of a princess whose autocratic rule brought nothing but suffering to her people, despite her ambition of progress for her country. A thinly veiled satire on the political drama of 1970s’ India, The Tale of the Talking Face is a universal record of the ever-deepening crisis of democracy and the threat of totalitarianism.

 
“[Subramanyan’s] art is radical in content, open in its approach to style and aesthetic ideas, meeting the proponents of style and craftsmen as equal and reflecting a high standard of artistic skills of different kinds. Cowed down neither by the figurative and non-figurative debate, nor loyalty to a school, which would restrain his originality, he is the quintessential Indian contemporary artist.”—Suneet Chopra, Frontline
 
“[Subramanyan has] come to be identified with the play of wit and satire, and with a phantasmagoric theatre of surfaces.”—Nancy Adajania, Hindu
 

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