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Based on the true story of Kamala, a feral child captured in India in 1920, this book features 6 original intaglio/aquatint etching prints set against Indian papers and two letterpress-printed texts, consisting of an original short story narrating Kamala’s experience, and a historical chronology of her life. The book’s rich colors and rough edges combine with a classical scholarly presentation to evoke Kamala’s varied experiences: raised in the animal realm of vivid senses and immediate needs, then forced into the world of a Christian Missionary orphanage, where she eventually evolves language, bipedalism, and her own fierce aesthetic appreciation for the color red. 6” x 8″ x 1”.

Edition of 15, 2013.  $950.  

Where to view The Wolf-Girl of Midnapore:

Stanford University, Special Collections.

Library of Congress, Rare Books and Special Collections Division.

Scripps College, Denison Library, Rare Book Room.

Watkinson Library, Special Collections, Trinity College.

Yale University Library, Art of the Book Collection.

Frost Library, Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College.

Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

Tufts University/ School of Museum of Fine Art, W. Van Alan Clark Library, Boston, MA.