Reasons to Like Chennai: Tara Books

It’s not exactly in the central part of the city, and it’s not the easiest place to find, but Tara Books might be one of the most pleasant places to spend an afternoon that I’ve found in the city. The art, and exhibitions are great for browsing, and the people who work there are friendly and approachable.  It’s also fun that the neighborhood kids also seem to be enjoying the space!

Exhibition of their published works:

The building itself is has been painted by some of the same artists that have illustrated Tara’s books.  Here’s a mural by Bhajju Shyam (who was also the illustrator of my personal favorite book The Night Life of Trees)

I find the artwork inspired by Indian Gond and other tribal groups to be really stunning.  Here are some more paintings on display:

I have to stop myself from posting and writing more.  I’ll probably do that in the future anyway.  To get there get of at the Tiruvanmiyur ECR bus-stand.  Walk to the back side of the temple, and just ask a lot of questions.  It’s a pleasant area and people are friendly.

Here’s Tara Books’s website:


One comment on “Reasons to Like Chennai: Tara Books

  1. Maegan says:

    Thanks for the lovely post, and hope to see you here again!

    Team Tara

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