Author: Adrian Mayer
Publisher: Om Book
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818710726X
Travel in India is an experience. The look of the countryside, the dress of the people, the crowded city streets with their signs in known scripts and their constantly changing smells, a cuisine of many delights where even the western food tastes subtly different, the temples with their brooding magnificence, the sculptured figures of seductive handmaidens and majestic divinities, the cool elegance of inlaid marble all these provide a stimulus to the senses which changes with each place that is visited.
But this forms only the visible part of the visit: behind it lies the continuing civilization of which it is a manifestation, a civilization made up of different elements and traditions, many aspects of western thought and life style. Then, too, the enquiring visitor will have a sense of India as a vibrant democracy and growing industrial power, a vast country striving for economic progress, a society of many interests and views. Many are captured by India, and return to it again and again: nobody can be totally unaffected. This book, through its pictures, provides a visual dimension of the country-an invitation for readers who have not yet visited India, and a trigger for the memories of those who have done so.
Long Considered the Cradle of Mystical and Religious Devotion, A Land where Contemplation is a normal way of Life, India also Represents A World in white Delicate Harmonies intertwine with Ferocious contrasts. The Product of this is A Glittering array of Colors, Shapes, and Aromas, Enveloping and Seducing the Traveler.
A Life of Colours and Contrasts
The Cities: Chaos and Harmony
The Sites of Divine Worship