Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet

Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet

Indian Traditions in Beauty and Health

Book - 2007
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061246531
0061246530
Branch Call Number: 646.70420954 Dwi 9254mv 1
646.70420954 Dwi 9254tc 1
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Holkar, Shalini Devi

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Ajoy1
Nov 01, 2010

Wonderful read - An eclectic book full of delightful secrets of an Indian princess. This book is far more than just a beauty book for women, it is focuses on many aspects of Indian culture and traditions. I can't wait to try all the beauty regimes listed out in this book.

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pudiimom
Nov 06, 2009

Delightful! I thoroughly enjoyed this peek into the past in India

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Ajoy1
Nov 01, 2010

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.

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