Schoolroom Posters from India

I’m back in Helsinki for a couple of weeks, staying with some friends. They have traveled a bit in India, and they have this wonderful poster on their wall.

Ideal boy 3

I don’t have my scanner with me, of course, but I was able to find a copy of the poster online. It’s featured in a delightful book about traditional Indian school posters (that happens to be on the nightstand here) entitled An Ideal Boy: Charts from India. Highly recommended.

There is a corresponding chart of Bad Habits as well:

Bad habits

Here are some more posters found online.

Body parts

Bathroom articles

Moral stories

Women at work

More ephemera


~ by lolarusa on June 2, 2007.

13 Responses to “Schoolroom Posters from India”

  1. Great stuff!!!

  2. Thanks for posting these they’re great !!!!

  3. Fantastic. Thanks for posting.

  4. I saw some reproductions of these for sale at Pier 1 Imports

  5. Hi thanks for posting the Ideal Boy and Bad Habits posters. Glad you like them. If you would like to see the whole collection, please visit our website

  6. this is so wierd! i was reading that book last night and randomly came across it here! i was scanning a few pictures, including the ones which u have up! so funny!

    in india, if you look at the local language text books, you find those kind of illustrations. so bright, colourful and hilarious!

  7. good 1……………………

  8. If you want to see more then check my website

  9. Here is my website :

  10. Where can I get these posters in the United States? My husband got the “bad habits” one as a gift and he loves it! I was looking for others like it but cannot find them anywhere. I saw the links to the websites here but they don’t seem to take American dollars. Any help would be great!

  11. Hello Martha,

    If you pay with a credit card, the currency conversion should be no problem. Just make sure they’re willing to ship to where you are.

  12. Thank you! I’ll have to contact them.

  13. If you pay through paypal, it will be no problem.
    The english version is almost ready. I am in France and ship worldwide.

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