Author(s): Henry Wilson
Modern India flourishes its hybrid international culture, informed by its past yet transcending it. 'New Indian chic' is everywhere, from cuisine to fashion to film, not to mention yoga and ayurveda. This book is an intimate exploration of the private homes of those at the forefront of the new approach to decoration and design. Here are interiors by Indians for Indians; by Indians for foreigners; by foreigners for foreigners and by foreigners for Indians ? radically modern, allusively traditional, distinctively stylish. Henry Wilson, whose perceptive photographs have done so much to bring the variety of India to the attention of the West, shows how the exotic combines with the international through a uniquely Indian sensibility.
Introduction; Relief from Lucknow, south Delhi; Chic cool in town Gurgaon, south Delhi; The art of contemplation, Gurgaon, south Delhi; Baronial idyll in a foothills retreat, Dehra Dun, North India; Air and light in the city, south India; A Rajput mansion restored, Jaipur, Rajasthan; Tropical finesse, Alibagh, Maharashtra; Art and seduction in a farmhouse, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; A meditation in scale, New Delhi; Sophistication out of town, Chattarpur, south Delhi; Echoed Deco, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu; Eclecticism and panache, New Delhi; Paradise regained, Samode, Rajasthan; Import Export; An American in Delhi; Funk and French irreverence, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu; Bazaar Colour, New Delhi; Breeze from the Arabian Sea, Mumbai; India + Portugal + Britain, Nagoa, Goa; A Vanishing act, Bangalore, Karnataka; In the Pink, New Delhi; Toile and Twirl, New Delhi; Expect the Unexpected, Rajokri, New Delhi; Land of plenty and tigers too, Rudrapur, North India; Swiss precision, Portuguese shell, Porvorin, Goa; Gallic repose in a haveli, Amber, Rajasthan; In-between in Sultanpur, New Delh; Belgium meets Portugal, Bardez, Goa.