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.

You can read a review of the book at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/stones-that-sing/1082599/

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About Ambi Knowledge Resources

We – alias Ambi Knowledge Resources Pvt. Ltd. – are a publishing house, set up by a motley crew of three architects (A.R. Ramanathan, Snehanshu Mukherji, Anisha Shekhar Mukherji), a flight attendant (Anjum Chhina) and a chartered accountant (Deepak Menon). We have a decided opinion on books, more optimism than money, and experience in writing, editing, designing and printing - all of which we bring to the books we publish!

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