Michael Rosen said, when asked if he thought there was a future for small independent houses in this age of super conglomerates, that ‘heterodoxy will exist alongside orthodoxy’. This inspired us to create a regular feature in The Read celebrating the artisan, bespoke and boutique publishers of wonderful children’s books from around the world.
In the first issue we introduce you to Tara Books, an independent publisher of picture books for adults and children, based in Chennai, south India. Founded in 1994, it remains a collective of dedicated writers, designers and artists who strive for a union of fine form and rich content. Fiercely independent, they publish a select list that encompasses diverse genres, offering their readers unusual and rare voices in art and literature.