India's complex and fascinating history is reflected in the story of its gardens - and those who built them, enjoyed them, painted and wrote about them. From the first references to gardens in the ancient Hindu texts of the "Ramayana" and the "Kama Sutra" to the palace gardens of Rajasthan and Udaipur, this book takes us on a compelling visual and cultural journey."Gardens of Delight" examines historical and traditional gardens, gardens in literature and art, sacred and palace gardens, and the concept of the garden in modern India, providing a complete view of how a people's relationship with their land has changed over time. The influence of the Indian garden worldwide as well as the assimilation of external influences is also key to this rich and intriguing story.Beautiful images and a knowledgable text tell a compelling story. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in gardening and garden history. It provides new insight into a fascinating landscape.
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Rahoul B. Singh was educated in architecture and the Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA where his field of interest was the History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture. He currently lives in New Delhi, India where he divides his time between practicing architecture, teaching and writing.