dorn your bookshelf with these coffee-table collectibles that are pure gold dust for luxists. The carefully curated 50 Beautiful Houses in India is first-of-its-kind compilation that features India’s most stunnin abodes. This coffee-table tome from White Flag also compile expert opinion of architects and designers from across the countr A pictorial feast, the book is a must-have for art connoisseu those who wish to build a house, or even those who simply adm the facets of savvy architecture.
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Visual documentation is a crucial element that examines the nature of bygone eras. A new look at the glory before the Raj is presented in Royal Indian Portraits by Roli Books, which pieces together the life of the rulers of princely India. Featuring family portraits which were commissioned by these rulers and their kin, these pictures capture royalty at their flattering best. Compiled by Pramod Kumar KG, who works for the preservation of historical archives, this book lays claim to a collection of previously unpublished material and examines the well-orchestrated drama of these portraits.