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Rajasthan is not only the erstwhile royal land of the Maharajas, of imposing forts and grand palaces, which continue to enthrall visitors from across the world. It is also a land rich in street color and popular pageantry. Impressions of Rajasthan takes photography lovers on an uncharted voyage across one of the most inspirational states on the Indian subcontinent, offering a unique look at the painted imagination of India with mural works ranging from mandalic geometrical abstraction to figurative scenes. The camera also masterfully captures the everyday lifestyle of those living in contemporary Rajasthan, whether they are at the heart of their local community or out in the midst of the Thar desert. In particular, we see Rajasthani women chatting in small groups, buying fruit at the market, and painting their homes with murals in which religion, history, and politics are described by brushstrokes often as humorous as they are pious.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080111715
ISBN-10: 208011171X
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 280mm x 23mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: France


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Author Biography - Carisse Busquet

Carisse and Gerard Busquet have lived and worked in Nepal for years and are the authors of a book about the colors and light of Nepal. Bruno Morandi has many photographic essays to his credit, including L'Esprit du gout en Toscane, L'Esprit du gout en Provence, and Nepal.