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

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

bySharada Dwivedi, Shalini Devi Holkar

Kobo ebook | October 6, 2009

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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.

Title:Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet: Indian Traditions in Beauty and HealthFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061979627

ISBN - 13:9780061979620

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Of Beauty and Herbs! Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictional account of an Indian princess who recalls how Indian women of ancient times beautified themselves. She describes in detail about various beauty treatments and rituals. The single important point in the entire novel is that the best beauty products are those that can be found in the kitchen and garden. It is a very interesting read for girls and there are also detailed recipes for tonics, creams and other herbal preparations.
Date published: 2017-09-14