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BOOK SPECIFICATIONS
Hardcover, 252 pp,
11" x 11"
122 full color photos,
58 b/w photos.

 
       

“Sooni Taraporevala’s book on the Parsis of India is indeed the finest documentation of the life and achievement of our community in 20th century India.” - Zubin Mehta

“The visual feast Sooni Taraporevala provides is without doubt an invaluable record, ranging from the sacred to the profane, the everyday to the ceremonial. But it is more than that. The pictures tell a story. And, like all good stories, it reminds us once again about the unique contribution which all cultures and communities, large or small, make towards the richness and diversity of this world that is the human family.” - Rohinton Mistry

“Sooni’s book is an intimate epic. A monumental book, magnificent in its sweep yet always retaining its love for the particular. This is a remarkable marriage of heart and mind—a book of photographs that tells many good stories alongside.” - Mira Nair

“As a writer, I am grateful to Sooni Taraporevala for launching us on this photographic journey of contemporary Parsi life, and for providing a book I can wholeheartedly recommend to those who want to know more about my community. Her book has a place of pride in my home.” - Bapsi Sidhwa

“Sooni Taraporevala's stunning achievement lies in providing Parsis with a vibrant visual identity that has often been overlooked in celebrations of contemporary Indian cultures and communities. Taraporevala has mastered the art of capturing, with an unerring eye, what is both personal and communitarian in the Parsi world. As a Parsi, these remarkable photographs bring to life the vivid pageant of living amongst my people.” - Homi K. Bhabha

 
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