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Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India

Vandana Bhandari (Author) Ruby Kashyap (Author)
Synopsis A beautifully illustrated book describing the customs and traditions which govern the celebrations of marriage in different parts of India. Marriage, perhaps one of the oldest institution in the world, bring into play much of the country's cultural and social life.. In India Vivah, a formal marriage is not an individual rite of passage and a religious sacrament, it is also a socio-economic transaction between families and clans. It is a great occasion for festivities. Among the Hindus, it is a widespread belief that marriage links man and woman physically, socially, and morally. Even the Gods endorse this in assuming the form of Ardhnarishvara with the qualities they imply - an image of God as half-man and half-woman. Published by National Institute of Fashion Technology - Celebrating Dreams is a fascinating book which captures elegantly the various aspects of Indian marriages as celebrated in different parts of India. Marriage rituals and symbols are described beautifully and illustrated in most bewitching fashion.
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Vandana Bhandari

During a journey of over three decades as an academician, Vandana Bhandari has worked as an educator, author, and administrator with an active social engagement in the fashion and textile sector. She has held the position of Dean of Academics at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), and is currently a professor there.  Published in journals and magazines, she has authored and compiled several books on fashion and textiles including: Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India (1998), Textiles and Crafts of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur (1998), Textiles and Jewellery of India – Traditions in Rajasthan (2004); Jewelled Textiles: Gold and Silver embellished Cloth of India (2014).  Dr Bhandari is the Project Coordinator at NIFT of a national level project titled ‘USTTAD’, which has a collaborative approach for sustaining livelihoods and craft heritage and creates valuable connections between designers and master artisans.

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Bibliographic information

Title Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.07.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Prakash Book Depot
Language: English
isbn 8172340303
length 64p.