Category: BOOKS

By Prabuddha Dasgupta Located on the west coast of India along the Arabian Sea, Goa officially became an Indian state in 1987 after nearly five hundred years of Portuguese rule. This conflict of cultures is captured by Indian photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta in “Edge of Faith”.…

By Mitch Epstein Mitch Epstein: “In Pursuit of India” is an affectionate, insightful portrait of a country and its people; Epstein’s landscapes always have a human anchor, his figures are rooted in their environment, and his color is so visceral, you can taste it. In…

By Gauri Gill In 2003 the non profit organization Urmul Setu Sansthan organised a Balika Mela – or fair for girls, in Lunkaransar town, attended by almost fifteen hundred adolescent girls from seventy surrounding villages. The Mela had various stalls, food, performances, a Ferris wheel,…

  By Various Photographers Edited by Sanjay Kak Comprising 200 images by nine photographers over three decades, the book is also an object. A thin thread wraps itself around the book, compelling the reader to untie it and reveal the heaviness of the title and…

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…