Archive for the ‘Indian Books’ Category

The third issue of Spade is here. It deals with architecture and collage and as always promises to throw up questions and thoughts. Contributors include Christopher Benninger, Batul Raj Mehta, Iian Jackson, Gautam Bhatia, Jeenal Sawla, Rohan Shivakumar, Meghal Arya, Sonal Sunderajan, Suhasini Iyer, Aniket Bhagwat and Samira Rathod. You can view a sample of […]


Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer is a nature evangelist. A nurturer much like Dickon in the book, The Secret Garden. His children’s book, Let’s Plant Trees, is filled with Vinod’s charming sketches to show the true saviours that trees are in our life. The book comes with a gift of seeds that literally helps sow a […]


Book cover design in India has a long organic history. Many of the early Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Urdu literature book covers were stunning, sublime and ‘graphic’ even before that word became stylish. So the legacy is a formidable one. Among the newer sets, Amar Chitra Katha and Tara Books have some beautiful […]


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SPADE is a biannual journal that deliberates on architecture and design in India. Vol 1 was a treat to read as well as to look at. An absorbing, thought-provoking set of articles, extremely well-typeset, well-photographed. Written and put together by professionals in the field of architecture and design, this peer-driven journal has been so far […]


“This book by Rupika Chawla is an account of Ravi Varma‚Äôs traditional background and environment in the context of colonial India, and the relationship of this milieu with his profession as an aristocratic itinerant painter. This lavishly illustrated book brings together paintings from royal and private collections and museums, and works that have never been […]