Alluring Kashmir

The Inner Spirit

Paper Type: 130 gsm Art paper (matt) | Size: 229 mm x 229 mm
All colour; 231 colour photographs; 344 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9385285386 | ISBN-13: 978-93-85285-38-7

 1995 |  40 |  25
  

Kashmir is a distinct region yet to be explored fully. The authors ‘tell’ human stories against an awe-inspiring, natural backdrop. Their compelling and magical pictorial journey with the reader through the Valley – celebrating the ethereal beauty and the cultural diversity of this land as well as marking the shades of change and transition – has been painted with the lesser known colours, layers and textures which lie beyond the known dimensions of Kashmir. Breathtaking photographs in varying shades and angles supported by well-researched, relevant text in this unique travel book are the tools to communicate to the reader a classical Kashmir—with its inherent rich culture and exotic landscapes set against unfamiliar facts, fables and space and the intimate aspects of daily life and its treasured moments. The reader becomes a part of a thriving society waiting to match steps with the rest of the world despite huge challenges.


Reviews of Alluring Kashmir: The Inner Spirit

What makes the book different from other coffee-table books is the way the authors have woven the narrative around the pictures, beginning with locations and landscapes, moving on to architecture, places of worship, and finally to the art and craft of Kashmir, presenting a kaleidoscopic view of the Valley FRONTLINE 

This travelogue finds a route to enter the reader's mind through interesting descriptions of the local aesthetics. A variety of readers are attracted to it, some for the Pashmina, some for the scenic beauty, some for the spiritual dimensions, while some for the appealing food culture—The Pioneer, Agenda 

Alluring Kashmir: The Inner Spirit is a beautiful book, where the authors tell human stories against an awe-inspiring, natural backdrop. Their compelling and magical pictorial journey with the reader through the Valley - celebrating the ethereal beauty and the cultural diversity of this land as well as marking the shades of change and transition - has been painted with the lesser known colours, layers and textures which lie beyond the known dimensions of Kashmir—ALL ABOUT BOOK PUBLISHING


 


 



Nilosree Biswas
Nilosree Biswas
Author

Nilosree Biswas is an author and filmmaker who was trained in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and later in cinema. Her interests include history, cultural studies of pre-modern, colonial South Asia, and early Hindi cinema. Her works, both film, and writing have appeared in various print media and screened worldwide including at Cannes Film Festival.

Broken Memory, Shining Dust, her prominent documentary, has been archived by Oscar Library. Her earlier book also co-authored with Irfan Nabi—Alluring Kashmir: The Inner Spirit—has found a home in the Library of Congress. 

 

Currently, she is working on her next book on food stories during British rule in India.

 

Irfan Nabi
Irfan Nabi
Photographer

Irfan Nabi studied in the prestigious Irish Catholic Burn Hall School in Kashmir.

He photographs often and writes intermittently; his images have been part of major exhibitions in Amsterdam, Washington, Kolkata, and New Delhi among many other cities around the globe. He has shot and travelled solo across various terrains. Indulgence in food and music is what keeps him going in his spare time. A book on Ladakh is in progress. Culturally nuanced photo elements are what his lens seeks.