Ramayana – An Illustrated Retelling

Illustrations and cover design for the Ramayana, written by Arshia Sattar , originally published by Juggernaut books India, now published by  New York based publishers Restless books.



PRAISE FOR THE INDIAN EDITION (more on the Restless Books website)

The Ramayana for Children is illustrated beautifully by Sonali Zohra…. Sattar delves beautifully into the vulnerabilities of what is made out to be an uptight character. It shows the depth of her scholarship and her intimacy with the subject…. With this book, she neatly scoops up Valmiki’s entire magnum opus and presents it in a bite-sized work. Okay, at 200+ pages, it isn’t bite-sized but Sattar’s easy language makes for a very smooth read…. Sattar’s narrative is magical. Her characters come alive in one’s imagination and on the pages with Zohra’s gorgeous centrefold illustrations. I must admit to poring over those drawings more than once. Like Zohra’s deft strokes, Sattar too paints her plot in child-friendly colours.”

—Urmi Chanda-Vaz, Scroll.In