ISBN 9781862058361,Gardens Of Delight: Indian Gardens Through The Age

Gardens Of Delight: Indian Gardens Through The Age



Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781862058361

ISBN-10 1862058369

Hard Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)


India's complex and fascinating history is reflected in the story of its gardens - and those who built them, enjoyed them, painted and wrote about them. From the first references to gardens in the ancient Hindu texts of the Ramayana and the Kama Sutra to the palace gardens of Rajasthan and Udaipur, this book takes us on a compelling visual and cultural journey. 'Gardens of Delight' examines historical and traditional gardens, gardens in literature and art, sacred and palace gardens, and the concept of the garden in modern India, providing a complete view of how a people's relationship with their land has changed over time. The influence of the Indian garden worldwide as well as the assimilation of external influences is also key to this rich and intriguing story.