Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Sari
The Sari
Description
About the Book:

Drawing on experiences from villagers in Bengal to scientists in Bangalore, this book explores the beauty, adaptability and personality of India's most iconic garment. Banerjee and Miller show why the sari has survived and indeed flourished as everyday dress when most of the world has adopted western clothing. Their book presents both an intimate portrait of the lives of women in India today and an alternative way for us all to think about our relationship to the clothes we wear.

A new bride is unable to move from her husband's motorbike as her sari comes undone. A young man wonders how he will cope with the sari's complicated folds in a romantic clinch. A villager's soft, worn sari is her main comfort during a fever. Throughout the book, these and other remarkable stories place the sari at the heart of relationships between mothers and infants, mistresses and maids, designers and soap opera stars.

Lavishly illustrated and rich in personal testimony, The Sari expertly shows how one of the world's most simply constructed garments can reveal the profound complexities of modern India.

About the Author:

Mukulika Banerjee is Lecturer in Anthropology at University College London. She is the author of The Pathen Unarmed.

Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at University College London. Recent books include A Theory of Shopping, The Internet - An Ethnographic Approach (with Don Slater) and Ed. Car Cultures.

Dixie is a photographer who has traveled extensively in India, Bolivia and South East Asia. His exhibition on the Kumbha Mela was held at Brunei Gallery, London.

Oroon Das is a designer working in graphic and performance arts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1     |   Minas Story

CHAPTER 2     |   The Intimate Sari

CHAPTER 3     |   Possession

CHAPTER 4     |   The Youthful Sari

CHAPTER 5     |   The Married Sari

CHAPTER 6     |   The Working Sari

CHAPTER 7     |   Growing Old Together

CHAPTER 8     |   The Problem of What to Wear

CHAPTER 9     |   The Pleasure of What to Buy

CHAPTER 10   |   Producers and Designers

CHAPTER 11   |   Arbiters of fashion

CHAPTER 12   |   Modern Clothes

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

INDEX

The Sari

Item Code:
IDD606
Cover:
Hardcover
ISBN:
8174362800
Size:
9.5" X 8.6"
Pages:
285(Color Illus: 152)
Price:
$75.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Sari

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7464 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
About the Book:

Drawing on experiences from villagers in Bengal to scientists in Bangalore, this book explores the beauty, adaptability and personality of India's most iconic garment. Banerjee and Miller show why the sari has survived and indeed flourished as everyday dress when most of the world has adopted western clothing. Their book presents both an intimate portrait of the lives of women in India today and an alternative way for us all to think about our relationship to the clothes we wear.

A new bride is unable to move from her husband's motorbike as her sari comes undone. A young man wonders how he will cope with the sari's complicated folds in a romantic clinch. A villager's soft, worn sari is her main comfort during a fever. Throughout the book, these and other remarkable stories place the sari at the heart of relationships between mothers and infants, mistresses and maids, designers and soap opera stars.

Lavishly illustrated and rich in personal testimony, The Sari expertly shows how one of the world's most simply constructed garments can reveal the profound complexities of modern India.

About the Author:

Mukulika Banerjee is Lecturer in Anthropology at University College London. She is the author of The Pathen Unarmed.

Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology at University College London. Recent books include A Theory of Shopping, The Internet - An Ethnographic Approach (with Don Slater) and Ed. Car Cultures.

Dixie is a photographer who has traveled extensively in India, Bolivia and South East Asia. His exhibition on the Kumbha Mela was held at Brunei Gallery, London.

Oroon Das is a designer working in graphic and performance arts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1     |   Minas Story

CHAPTER 2     |   The Intimate Sari

CHAPTER 3     |   Possession

CHAPTER 4     |   The Youthful Sari

CHAPTER 5     |   The Married Sari

CHAPTER 6     |   The Working Sari

CHAPTER 7     |   Growing Old Together

CHAPTER 8     |   The Problem of What to Wear

CHAPTER 9     |   The Pleasure of What to Buy

CHAPTER 10   |   Producers and Designers

CHAPTER 11   |   Arbiters of fashion

CHAPTER 12   |   Modern Clothes

NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

GLOSSARY

INDEX

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Sari (Art and Architecture | Books)

Simply-Green Self Weave Silk Sari from Banaras with Woven Motifs on Aanchal
Art Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG66
$145.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
White and Black Digital-Printed Sari from Purvanchal with Krishna and Gopis on Aanchal
Pure Silk Blended with Viscose
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG67
$350.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Warm-Sand Wedding Shimmer Sari with Woven Bootis and Embroidered Patch Border
Georgette
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG70
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Aurora-Pink Striped Sari with Floral Embroidered Border and Bootis on Aanchal
Chiffon
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG73
$115.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hyacinth-Violet and Green Solid Sari from Chennai with Zari Weave on Border and Aanchal
Pure Cotton Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG78
$130.00
SOLD
Timeless Saree
by Nishi Sinha
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAF770
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
My Mother's Sari
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAH434
$12.00$9.60
You save: $2.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Al-Shari’a (Sunni & Imamiyah Code) (Set of 2 Volumes)
by S.C. Sircar
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: NAH323
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Saris Traditions - Perspectives - Design
Deal 20% Off
by Vijai Singh Katiyar
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Wisdom Tree Publications
Item Code: IHF078
$95.00$76.00
You save: $19.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Saris: Tradition and Beyond
by Martand SinghRta Kapur Chishti
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Roli Books
Item Code: IHF094
$155.00
SOLD
Sri Suka-Sari-Stava
Item Code: IDK069
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
On the Sociology of Islam
by Ali Shari’ati
Paperback (Edition: 1991)
AL HODA
Item Code: IDG894
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Your website store is a really great place to find the most wonderful books and artifacts from beautiful India. I have been traveling to India over the last 4 years and spend 3 months there each time staying with two Bengali families that I have adopted and they have taken me in with love and generosity. I love India. Thanks for doing the business that you do. I am an artist and, well, I got through I think the first 6 pages of the book store on your site and ordered almost 500 dollars in books... I'm in trouble so I don't go there too often.. haha.. Hari Om and Hare Krishna and Jai.. Thanks a lot for doing what you do.. Great !
Steven, USA
Great Website! fast, easy and interesting!
Elaine, Australia
I have purchased from you before. Excellent service. Fast shipping. Great communication.
Pauline, Australia
Have greatly enjoyed the items on your site; very good selection! Thank you!
Kulwant, USA
I received my order yesterday. Thank you very much for the fast service and quality item. I’ll be ordering from you again very soon.
Brian, USA
ALMIGHTY GOD I BLESS EXOTIC INDIA AND ALL WHO WORK THERE!!!!!
Lord Grace, Switzerland
I have enjoyed the many sanskrit boks I purchased from you, especially the books by the honorable Prof. Pushpa Dixit.
K Sarma, USA
Namaste, You are doing a great service. Namah Shivay
Bikash, Denmark
The piece i ordered is beyond beautiful!!!!! I'm very well satisfied.
Richard, USA
I make a point to thank you so much for the excellent service you and your team are providing for your clients. I am highly satisfied with the high-quality level of the books I have acquired, as well as with your effective customer-care service.
Alain Rocchi, Brazil
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India