Saris of India: Tradition and Beyond, authored by RTA Kapur Chisti and edited by Martand Singh, is an informative book about the beautiful Indian ethnic wear, the suave sari.
Summary of the Book
Six yards of sheer elegance, the sari, has centuries of history and tradition. It is draped in many different styles across the length and breadth of India. This book will introduce to you the different designs and craftsmanship and how this versatile attire impacted society, culture and economy. These days, along with the designs, structure and colours, even technology is contributing to manufacture some of the most stylish and elegantly plush saris. The book serves its purpose by offering a good read to specialists and lay readers alike. Draping a sari in various styles now comes with a fashionable touch.
About RTA Kapur Chisti
RTA Kapur Chisti is an esteemed Indian author. She has compiled many books based on various traditions and cultures of India. She conducts a workshop where she teaches different styles of wearing unstitched garments, especially saris. She tries to give a contemporary touch to the age old tradition of draping saris. Some of the books authored by RTA Kapur Chisti are Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition and Beyond, and Saris of India: Madhya Pradesh.