Book Cover
Alluring Kashmir
The Inner Spirit
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 229 x 229mm
All colour; 231 colour photographs

 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


1.  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 

2.  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 

4. 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.

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Irfan Nabi
Irfan Nabi
Author

Irfan Nabi believes images build stories. Irfan’s photographs have been exhibited at ‘Picturing Asia’ at the International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden, The Netherlands and ‘Food: Our Global Kitchen’ at the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC. Irfan remains connected with film making, script writing and still imaging. A consistent reader, Irfan loves painting and is a self-taught chef.

Nilosree Biswas
Nilosree Biswas
Author

Filmmaker Nilosree Biswas’ documentary Broken Memory Shining Dust was an Official Selection at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival; it is now a part of academic library collections including Harvard and Columbia Universities, the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and the permanent archives of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (Oscar Library). Currently her time is divided between photo books and in developing screenplays. She is a keen traveller and foodie.