Shringara: The Many Faces of Indian Beauty, Rupa Publications, New Delhi – 2011

The book epitomizes how the Beauty in its quintessential sense is innate rather than created. It is to be discovered, rather than ornamented, and possessed rather than sculpted. Saundarya is this half-received and half-perceived phenomenon. The book raises pertinent questions: Do we simply venerate shringara as holy relic of the past? Or will we have the courage to establish a new language of shringara.