Category: BOOKS

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…

King Commoner Citizen is a collection of photographs that blends the somewhat incongruous contemporary lives of erstwhile Indian princes with the incredibly diverse, layered, euphoric, despairing, paradoxical existence of the common Indian. Panjiar’s study is careful; he accords to king and commoner alike a quiet…

A collection of images by Raghubir Singh, focusing on the Kerala area of India. Singh (1942-1999) was a self-taught Indian photographer, best known for his documentary-style, small-format street photography of the people of India. He was influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, whom he met in 1966,…