Book Cover
Culture of Indigo in Asia
Plant. Product. Power
Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 229 x 153mm
All colour; 101 photographs

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As an integral part of the historical and socio-cultural fabric of the Asian subcontinent, indigo has served as a backdrop to religion, politics, trade, art forms and society, particularly in India. Culture of Indigo: Plant, Product, Power takes the reader on a timeline tour, with details of the plant’s cultivation and production process. Highlights of indigo’s commercial use and impact on fine arts, architecture, trade, heritage as well as an in-depth analysis of its resurgence in the wake of environmental concerns enrich the reading experience substantially. With contributions from globally-renowned scholars and art connoisseurs, the inherent politics and pleasures associated with indigo come alive. Vivid illustrations, insightful analysis and extensively-researched text hold promise for readers who cannot resist the chequered lineage of Indigo as a plant, a product and a phenomenon. This book, on the history, politics, and commercialization of indigo, will be useful for students, academicians, and historians.


Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan
Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan
Editor
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Foreword