A Way into India

The last project of one of the 20th-century's finest documentary photographers.

Text by Raghubir Singh


Price: USD$45.00



  • The last great photographic project of Raghubir Singh, one of the 20th century's finest documentary photographers
  • A pictorial travelogue of India as seen from the windows of one of its most unexpected icons - the Ambassador car
  • A testament to Singh's love affair with the sights, sounds and colours of India
  • Temples and tourists, monsoon rains, paddy fields, tea plantations and elephants are dramatically framed by the Ambassador's distinctive curves

In The Press
'The last project of one of India's finest documentary photographers, this is a testament to Singh's love affair with the sights, sounds and colours of India, but also with the Ambassador car, whose windows provide a vista onto the country as Singh travelled the byways of his homeland.' (Waterstone's Book Quarterly)

'Raghubir Singh, who died in 1999, has been  hailed by many as India's greatest photographer. This book represents his last great project - to document the Ambassador car, continuously in production in India since 1957.' (Amateur Photographer)

'If you're into judging a book by its cover, then you can't go wrong with this one...The results are fabulous. We see India close-up - not through Western eyes but through the eyes of someone who knows, and loves, his country... Our tour with Singh shows us India as it really is, from a viewpoint among the people. A lovely and refreshing book.' (Travel Photography)

About the author(s)

Raghubir Singh (1942-1999) is considered by many to have been one of the twentieth century's finest colour documentary photographers. Born in Rajasthan, his work is in the permanent collections of a number of major museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. His many publications include books on Kerala, Rasjasthan, Bombay and the Ganges. River of Colour, also published by Phaidon, is the first ever published retrospective of his work.


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