Jivya and the Tiger God


A. Ramachandran & Chameli

Paperback    9789380001463


When a giant tiger attacks Jivya’s village and carries away one of the villagers, Jivya goes after him, swearing that he will not return to the village until he has killed the tiger.



In the early 1970s, Ramachandran met the Worli artist, Jivya Soma Mase, and saw his work.  At that time, Jivya was still unknown to the art world.  It was also the time that Ramachandran was experimenting with picture books for children, and the concept of using different forms of folk and tribal art.


He was greatly impressed by the simple yet expressive style of Jivya, and inspired to do this book, naming the hero Jivya.


The illustrations are done in the intaglio process of etching, helped by the artist D. Devraj, and was first published by Fukutake Shoten, Japan in 1982.


Colour illustrations throughout.

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A. Ramachandran & Chameli

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Vadehra Art Gallery