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Updated by Reading Corner on Oct 26, 2017
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Top 7 coffee table books to cuddle with your coffee

Would you like to indulge in titles which will awe you with there beauty and simultaneously enrich your knowledge?

Tracing Marco Polo's Journey - The Silk Route

A vivid account of a fascinating adventure that follows Major HPS Ahluwalia and his team members through cities as exotic as Bukhara, Samarkand, Andhijan, Xian, Yarkand, Kashgar and Lhasa and lush oases such as Hotan. To know more:

Alluring Kashmir: The Inner Spirit

Kashmir is a distinct region yet to be explored fully. The authors ‘tell’ human stories against an awe-inspiring, natural backdrop. Their compelling and magical pictorial journey with the reader through the Valley – celebrating the ethereal beauty and the cultural diversity of this land as well as marking the shades of change and transition – has been painted with the lesser known colours, layers and textures which lie beyond the known dimensions of Kashmir. To know more:

Chikankari: A Lucknawi Tradition

Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and elegant courts of the nawabs of Awadh. Chikankari appeared in Lucknow in the late 18th century and its exquisite aesthetic and craftsmanship have sustained the tradition to this day, through changing patronage and market trends. To know more:

Cosmic Dance in Stone

A semi-philosophical, semi-aesthetic appreciation of the great stone structures of the past -boasts an abundance of color photographs Stone is a material that takes many million years to form.Craftsmen and designers of an earlier era were able to use it most effectively to produce masterpieces of art and architecture. As a result, it offers a sense of permanence. Craftsmen and designers of an earlier era were able to use it most effectively to produce masterpieces of art and architecture. The primordial aspect of stone is perhaps why we feel so full of energy when wandering in areas with an abundance of this material. To know more:

In the Shadow of the Devi KUMAON: Of A Land, A People, A Craft

A one-of-a-kind book which examines in great detail all aspects of life in Kumaon - from ethnography to the environment, and the history, crafts and architecture that characterize the area -Richly illustrated, this book features photographs by renowned Kumaoni photographer Anup Sah, among others; it also includes illustrations & sketches. Meticulously researched over an extended period of time, this book is both informative and accessible, to laypeople interested in the region as well as academics. To know more:

Jaipur Quilts

The Jaipuri textile industry has, for long, inspired countless artists and designers to create exquisite products. The Jaipur quilt is a perfect example of this exclusive trend in its display of excellent traditional craftsmanship, aesthetic beauty and utility value. To know more:

M.F. Husain: A Pictorial Tribute

In this richly photographed tribute to MF Husain, Pradeep Chandra celebrates the life of the man behind the artist in an attempt to understand the legendary painter through his work, family, friends, the women who inspired him and his undying love of art. To know more: