INDIA – THE DEFINITIVE IMAGES for DK / Penguin. 2004
Photography is 163 years old in India. Many great photographers, both Indian and foreign, have worked in India, producing some exceptional images. Many of these, inevitably portray episodes and people that have, for better or worse, shaped our country, or at least our perception of it. These are the images, belonging to our collective memory as a nation, that I have attempted to bring together in this book. It is to me, a photographic Time Machine, through which we can journey into our recent past and arrive at some understanding of who we are and what we want to be.
– From editor’s note by Prashant Panjiar, 2004