Overview for The Pocket Book of Vaastu
The role that space and its organization plays in determining our general well-being is a subject that is coming under increasingly close scrutiny. Vaastu Shastra, the classical Indian treatise on architecture which pertains to the built from and its relationship with the natural environment and the needs-physical, emotional and spiritualâ€”of the occupants, has stood the test of centuries in this regard. The Pocket Book of Vaastu presents this highly evolved science in a concise form that makes it easily accessible to the lay reader. Given here are its underlying philosophy, design parameters, basic principles and applications, and also its benefits. The accompanying illustrations make this a useful and handy guide from the noted author of The Penguin Guide to Vaastu.
Sashikala Ananth (Author)
Sashikala Ananth holds a degree in architecture from the School of Architecture, Madras University. She has spent the last twenty years assimilating traditional knowledge and exploring its field application. A recipient of the Ashoka Foundation Scholarship for innovative contribution to the field of architecture, she has also made a film on the art of traditional sculpture. Ananth has been a student of Shri Ganapati Sthapati, a leading authority of Vaastu Shastra, and has also translated his text on iconometry into English. She has studied the vaastu texts extensively and has worked with traditional artisan communities. She lives in Chennai where she works on projects incorporating the wisdom of vaastu in creative and harmonious ways with the the modern lifestyle.