ixar animator Sanjay Patel self-published an impossibly charming illustrated Big Poster Book of Hindu Deities — not so much a “book” per se as a stunning large-format portfolio of 12 removable full-color posters.

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Ramayana by Sanjay Patel, a book that has to be seen to be believed. In this version of the story, Rama not only has to save Sita from Ravana, but has to atone for doubting her fidelity. Despite the style, this isn't really a children's book.

The pop artist and Pixar veteran brings a modern twist to the gods and demons of Hindu mythology