A very valuable addition to my personal library this week has been a beautiful Coffee Table Book from Amit Mehra titled India : A Timeless Celebration. I congratulate the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs for publishing this important book.
Amit Mehra is an outstanding photographer who has been contributing to several renowned magazines like Time, India Today, Der Speigel, Fortune, Vogue etc. Amit Dasguptaâ€™s Introdution and Jaya Ramanathanâ€™s textual explanation of the context of Mehraâ€™s photographs are highly readable.
According to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, a Coffee Table Book is â€śa large expensive book that usually has a lot of pictures in it and is meant to be looked at rather than readâ€ť.
Without doubt, the pictures with which Amit Mehra has embellished this book are a treat to scan. But to me, of even greater interest has been the Foreword written by Mark Tully, who was BBCâ€™s celebrated correspondent in India and South Asia for twenty-five years. Mark Tully, whom I have known and admired for a long time, Click to Read More
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