A collection of 23 articles, the book provides unusual insights into India—her
diversity, her heritage, her lifestyles. Art and agriculture, music and
dance, medicine and cinema, rural India and city India, are some of the
aspects that highlight the plurality of the country and the vitality and
strength of her living traditions. There are fascinating glimpses of the
profuse variety of Indian food, and of women artists who are shaping contemporary
art in India; subjects as far apart as wildlife and crafts illustrate
the essentially holistic Indian experience.
This is an India that tourists do not always see, brought to life vividly
by a range of eminent Indian authors (including Pupul Jayakar, Manohar
Malgaonkar and Shalini Holkar) and distinguished photographers.