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This My People

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9780847811533: This My People

Portraits of the poor men, women, and children of India taken in the late 1940s, accompanied by an essay describing a young man's journey through his country

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This large-format, beautifully prepared volume runs the risk of being thought of as a "coffee-table book," but readers who confine themselves to a quick perusal of the photos will miss its subtle power and compelling message. The text is in the form of a reminiscence by former UN Ambassador Singh; it gives a vivid account of the events surrounding his creation of the 96 duotone photos that are the main focus of the volume. The time period is the late 1940s during the agonizing partition of India, and the photos are of the diverse types who comprise the common people of that country. The book was left unpublished in the West until now, and what was born of an immediate and unique situation proves to have a timelessness and a striking relevance to the human condition. Recommended for art and photographic arts collections and for collections with an interest in Asian history.
- Mark Woodhouse, Gannett- Tripp Lib., Elmira Coll., N.Y.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nehru's birth, this volume of photographs taken in the 1940s is a study in contrasts: haunting pictures of refugees give way to shots of smiling children, farmers, miners and fishermen at work, or young women playing on a swing. In the aftermath of the rioting that broke out following Indian independence in 1947, author/photographer/statesman Singh mounted an exhibition of the 96 black-and-white photos seen here, a "Peace Exhibition" presenting a look at "life in the Punjab as it used to be before it became the scene of communal strife." This collection of evocative, carefully executed portraits of India's citizenry--seen through Singh's respectful, sensitive lens--is a unique, evenhanded view of India as it was some 50 years ago.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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