If you can appreciate the unbelievable richness of the art and culture of India, you will love this book. I spent a semester in college on a study abroad program mostly in Rajasthan and have never gotten it out of my system. I am an artist and ceramicist and I love the art of this part of the world, My art is influenced by not only the art I saw but on the whole of my experience there.
This book is the most successful of all the books I have ever seen on capturing that wholeness, not only through the individual images of art, life and culture, but through the threading of them together in a beautifully intimate and visionary tableau of this special place. I love the way the author has organized her work into the themes that are experienced; textiles, gems, water, forts and cities, the world of women, festivals, etc. She captures them with a true artist's ability to see the unique and extraordinary all around her, and creates a personal picture of life that can be felt by the reader. Her beautiful photographic arrangements are all displayed in a vibrant collage of images over each two page spread; simply amazing and wonderful!