Sharbari Datta: The Design Diva


Author: Baisali Chatterjee Dutt
Publisher: Niyogi Books
(Pp 188, ISBN 9789383098880, Rs 1,995)

Fashion and colourful outfits is not just for women… Sharbari Datta has proved that. She has been instrumental in bringing men’s ethnic wear in India to the limelight. She has given kantha traditional handicraft of rural Bengal a facelift making it cool, trendy and fashionable. Not just this, she reintroduced old dhoti-punjabi outfit to younger generation… making it look as cool as denim.

This is the first book that captures Sharbari Datta’s life and work. Her multifaceted personality and creativity are explored through the rich collection of photographs featured in the book. The book is divided into seven chapters: Introducing Sharbari Datta; The Design Diva; The Business Side of Things; The Men, the Memories, the Milestones; And They Say; Everything Else You Wanted to Know; and Future Perfect.

Beautifully printed and aesthetically designed, the book is appealing to the eyes. Vivid pictures are breathtaking… making Indian ethnic wear look so cool and comfortable for men. Get to know more about this design diva, in a tete-atete with the lady herself.

The book will be an inspiration for many and a collector’s item for all!

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