"Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet" is a luscious full-colour volume that shares the home recipes and remedies of Indian health and beauty - through the voice of an Indian princess sharing secrets with her granddaughter. A national bestseller in India, this extraordinary book draws on the lives of real figures in royal Indian history, and the ways in which the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty and traditions. Similar to "Like Water for Chocolate", this is both a historical tale and a rich cultural tapestry, filled with ancient remedies, recipes, and tonics used to soften skin, silken hair, and enrich the body like no store-bought product can. Additionally, the book includes health care remedies for women in all stages of life-from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. Packed with masks, scrubs, and potions that can be made at home, it is at once a beauty book and a soulful, ancient story of Indian life.