Daughters of India
Art and Identity
By (author) Stephen P. Huyler
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Daughters of India by Stephen P. Huyler
Book DescriptionAlthough one in every six women in the world lives in India, most of the Western world knows little about them. Daughters of India is a collection of the stories of twenty Indian women, each of whom uses creative expression as a means of empowerment. With 250 full-color illustrations, author Stephen Huyler introduces the reader to these individual Indian women and their artGCoand draws us into their colorful lives and inspiring achievements. Huyler seeks to dispel Western myths about the repression of Indian women, instead revealing their incredible strength and determination to improve their lives and those of their children. The varied and inspiring womenGCOs stories are simultaneously unique and unifying. From a woman preparing for her sonGCOs wedding to a leading female IT entrepreneur, and from Hindu to Christian to Muslim, the many female faces of India come alive to HuylerGCOs audience. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit the Global Fund for Women, the Self-Employed WomenGCOs Association, and Folk Arts Rajasthan, as well as other organizations that work to empower women, a full list of which appears in the back of this book. To learn more about these remarkable women, please visit the bookGCOs website at daughtersofindia.com.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780789210029
(305mm x 241mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen P. Huyler
Puja and Piety, Hardback (April 2016)
Celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent. This title presents 150 objects created over the past two millennia for temples, home worship, festivals, and more.
Meeting God, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Stephen P. Huyler
This volume seeks to enable western readers to witness the devotional practices of the Hindu people. It features photographs documenting the spirituality of common men and women in India, accompanied by definitions, descriptions and stories of Hindu individuals at worship.
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