This collection of unusual folklore features the world of the Kadars, a indigenous community in South India. These stories recall ways of living in forest habitats that hold important lessons for all those interested in conservation. Textured illustrations by Matthew Frame bring alive the world of animals and foliage in a tropical forest.
Manish Chandi studied Economics in the Madras Christian College, and went on to work on a doctoral thesis on the Nicobar islanders after spending two decades in the islands. He worked in the Valparai plateau on the Anamalai Hills along with the Nature Conservation Foundation during which he collected folktales from various Kadars he lived and worked with. Matthew Frame is a London-based illustrator. Since completing his Masters at Central St. Martins, Matthew's practice has focussed on how illustration can address the issues surrounding social cohesion in the globalised world. Matthew's intricate drawings play with texture and pattern to explore his passion for film, politics, trash culture and science fiction.