Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet: Indian Traditions in Beauty and Health

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"Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet" is a luscious full-colour volume that shares the home recipes and remedies of Indian health and beauty - through the voice of an Indian princess sharing secrets with her granddaughter. A national bestseller in India, this extraordinary book draws on the lives of real figures in royal Indian history, and the ways in which the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty and traditions. Similar to "Like Water for Chocolate", this is both a historical tale and a rich cultural tapestry, filled with ancient remedies, recipes, and tonics used to soften skin, silken hair, and enrich the body like no store-bought product can. Additionally, the book includes health care remedies for women in all stages of life-from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. Packed with masks, scrubs, and potions that can be made at home, it is at once a beauty book and a soulful, ancient story of Indian life.

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Book Description Collins/Harper Collins Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. 16 x 24 cm. A national bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictional memoir of a wise Indian princess, who recalls the ways the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty traditions. We journey with her as she recounts a lifetime of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colors, and fragrances, exquisite jewels and adornments, and assorted beauty and health secrets passed through generations of women by word of mouth. In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a native of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by marriage, draw on the oral histories of privileged Indian women to capture and revive their many wonderful and wise beauty traditions. The result is a rich cultural tapestry, filled with ancient remedies, recipes, and tonics used to soften skin, silken hair, enrich the body, and lift the spirit like no store-bought products can. Additionally, the book offers a glossary of plants, flowers, spices, and grains and simple home remedies for women in all stages of life?from puberty to pregnancy to menopause?including: * Almond-Saffron for cleansing and exfoliation * Papaya-Mint-Tea for acne and pimples * Cream & Honey for dry skin and wrinkles * Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength * Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness Replete with gorgeous photos and illustrations from a bygone era, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of time-honored health and beauty customs that will delight the senses of modern women everywhere. Printed Pages: 272. Bookseller Inventory # 7009

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Book Description Collins/Harper Collins Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First edition. 16 x 24 cm. A national bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictional memoir of a wise Indian princess, who recalls the ways the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty traditions. We journey with her as she recounts a lifetime of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colors, and fragrances, exquisite jewels and adornments, and assorted beauty and health secrets passed through generations of women by word of mouth. In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a native of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by marriage, draw on the oral histories of privileged Indian women to capture and revive their many wonderful and wise beauty traditions. The result is a rich cultural tapestry, filled with ancient remedies, recipes, and tonics used to soften skin, silken hair, enrich the body, and lift the spirit like no store-bought products can. Additionally, the book offers a glossary of plants, flowers, spices, and grains and simple home remedies for women in all stages of lifeâ"from puberty to pregnancy to menopauseâ"including: * Almond-Saffron for cleansing and exfoliation * Papaya-Mint-Tea for acne and pimples * Cream & Honey for dry skin and wrinkles * Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength * Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness Replete with gorgeous photos and illustrations from a bygone era, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of time-honored health and beauty customs that will delight the senses of modern women everywhere. Printed Pages: 272. Bookseller Inventory # 7009

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