Category: BOOKS

To acclaimed photographer Raghubir Singh, geography is more than the sum of the earth’s ever-shifting movements; it is one of the elemental forces that shape a culture’s personality and history. Defined by the Coromandel Coast, the Cauvery river, and the mountainous spine of the Western…

“Triggered by a desire to revisit the past and explore memories attached to his alma mater, Mayo College, Ajmer, where he spent nine formative years, Prakash then expanded his interest to include 18 other boarding schools that held a similar resonance for him. What Was…

Between Me and I By Swapan Parekh ‘Between Me and I’ is about Swapan Parekh’s journey as a photographer and about objects and ordinary people that have intersected his life, making it extraordinary. His images are not about the moment, but depict work in progress.…

Gandhi By Peter Rühe This striking compilation of almost 300 photographs offers a profound insight into the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) as both a public figure and a private individual. It embodies a precious and intimate view of a side to Gandhi’s…

Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life By Ram Rahman The photography of Ram Rahman can easily be said to fall predominantly into two categories: portraits and urban landscapes. Of the portraits, both posed and spontaneous, surely the more prominent are those of artists, socialites and…

Home.Street.Home. Is a first monograph by Vicky Roy. The book is a little like his own adventurous journey as a street kid. His connection with the roads and pavements of Delhi and his survival to choice, portraits of his fellow travellers, a mirror of his…

This collection of large, vibrant photographs of Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India, effectively promotes awareness of their plight. In the introduction, the Dalai Lama asserts Tibet’s rightful independence, suggesting that the country be transformed to a “peace sanctuary” for people of all nations. British journalist…

Herself a Parsi, Sooni Taraporevala has documented her own community which resulted in an ethnographic portrait, Parsis: The Zoroastrians of India: A Photographic Journey. A rich compilation of photographs and text captures the lives, culture, and community of the Parsis, a religious and ethnic minority of…