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"India is rags and riches, the poor and the silver spoons, the monsoon and the drought, hot spices and gentle fl avours, stenches and aromas, gloom and light, cruelty and humanity, tears and smiles, disbelief and hope, wrinkles and youth, conflict and peace, chaos and harmony. India is contrast.

India is the most influential lesson in life, modifying us forever, redesigning our reality until it dawns on us that we have everything, absolutely everything, without even realising it. It is the rediscovery of our inner self through others, on a spiritual journey guided by the energy that emanates from the gods, from living beings and from the stones themselves. It is the readjustment of the weights on the scales of life, in the constant search for balance. India is the people.

India is incredible, transcendent and exuberant. It is a hyperbole that is constantly being redefined, written by the magic of nature and the creativity of the human spirit. It is an inebriating sensory overload, which is indescribable, yet is utterly enchanting. It is a palette of hues as vast as the universe. India is color.

This book is the materialisation of this vision of India, so eminently human and intimate, which aims to cover the five senses through moments sculpted by light. It is a voyage through the color of contrast, which gave life to the India I felt and which I have the privilege of sharing with you here."

quoted as in the Introduction of my recently published book, 'INDIA - The Color of Contrast" (http://www.centroatl.pt/titulos/artes/india/index.html)

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