What can be a good way to represent India's diversity, richness and vibrancy? A coffee table book with loads of photographs that provide flavour of the extraordinary spirit of the people can be an answer.
Corporate lawyer Sumant Batra says his book "The Indians: Interesting Aspects, Extraordinary Facets" is a collection of thoughts and will bring a sense of freshness in the market.
The book presents a journey through the life of countless people of India encompassing villages and small towns which were the preserving house of civilization, customs and traditions. It has over 300 photographs, all clicked by 26-year-old Sonhal Nichali.
The author says the book casts a roving eye through the country and showcases extraordinary spirit of the people and a few interesting facets culled out from their daily lives.
"It has an element of rawness," Batra told PTI.
"This is not a book that can claim to explain, interpret or offer any new insights on India. Its intention is something else altogether - to celebrate the diversity, the richness and the vibrancy of India," he writes.
The photographs deal with diverse topics like rituals and ceremonies, religion, tea, street saloons, head gears, eunuchs, childhood games, paan, desi food and sadhus among others.