Indira Menon’s journeys were recorded in diaries and through photographs, earlier black-and-white, then in colour. Her interests in music, history and architecture come together in this book about South Indian temples.
When she visited these sites in the 1970s, they had not been awarded World Heritage status, with all the attention that followed. Since then, they have been documented and photographed many times over. But architectural technicalities and details of political history can sometimes obscure the initial sense of wonder. It is the exhilaration that Indira felt and was able to convey that makes this a book out of the ordinary.
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