Elusive India: Kutch

Cover - 25 April 12001Kutch is an island bordered by the largest natural salt flats in the world. How this happened to the once influential State is discussed alongside the volatile geology, a brief and unusual history, and the remarkable people and places in this remote part of India.  This is primarily a photo-documentary of Kutch just ten years after the devastating earthquake of 2001, since when there has been a massive increase in development and the book suggests how these changes will affect the people.

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What they say

Michael Palin (author and traveller)

“His strong, beautifully composed black and white photographs and his concise, well-informed text give a vivid and easily digested insight into this remarkable corner of India.  (his) unpatronising and unpretentious style suits the material perfectly.  This is Kutch how I would like to remember it, and how I would like others to see it.”

John Keay (eminent historian specialising in India)

“I’ve read it with delight and can thoroughly endorse Palin’s introduction.  You have a canny way of matching text and pictures, not just as to content but also as to style. It deserves to do well and I hope it does.”

This book was launched in London at TransIndus. PUR bound in a square format, there are 72 pages and 80 black and white images beautifully printed on fine quality Lynx paper by Calverts.

Buy the book: £15.00, including shipping worldwide