Kutch 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.
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.”