Just wanted to let you know about this month’s book of the month from Mystical Places Press: Love Songs.
The one- of-a- kind illustrations are hand painted by an Indian artist on the skeleton
of Peepul leaves, the tree of enlightenment.
This book contains 4 love poems by Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949), the great Indo-Anglian poet, scholar, freedom fighter, feminist, political activist, orator and administrator was the first woman president of the Indian National Congress,
and first Indian state governor.
Sarojini Chattopadhyay or Sarojini Naidu, as the world knows her, was born on February 13, 1879 in a Hindu Bengali Brahmin family.
She had a prominent romantic trait in her blood: “My ancestors for thousands of years have been lovers of the forest and the mountain caves, great dreamers, great scholars, great ascetics…” All these qualities manifest themselves in her romantic lyrics – a world of fantasy and allegoric idealism.
Each poem is printed on parchment paper that overlays the artwork.
Each page contain the original art mounted on
the stiff page with a frame to help protect the leaf.
Book size is 8″ x 7″. Unique. Comes with clamshell case, $495.