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Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet: Indian Traditions in Beauty and - download pdf or read online

By Sharada Dwivedi,Shalini Devi Holkar

ISBN-10: 0061246530

ISBN-13: 9780061246531

A nationwide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictitious memoir of a sensible Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian court docket stumbled on friendship, religion, and love via their attractiveness traditions. We trip together with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, shades, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and various health and beauty secrets and techniques gone through generations of ladies through be aware of mouth.

In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by way of marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to trap and revive their many amazing and clever attractiveness traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, choked with historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt pores and skin, silken hair, increase the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the ebook deals a thesaurus of crops, plant life, spices, and grains and straightforward domestic treatments for ladies in all levels of life—from puberty to being pregnant to menopause—including:

  • Almond-Saffron for detoxification and exfoliation
  • Papaya-Mint-Tea for pimples and pimples
  • Cream & Honey for dry pores and skin and wrinkles
  • Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
  • Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with attractive photographs and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of typical beauty and health customs that might pride the senses of recent girls far and wide.

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