ISBN-10:
1847883141
ISBN-13:
2901847883147
Pub. Date:
07/01/2008
Publisher:
Berg Publishers
Sari

Sari

by Daniel Miller
Current price is , Original price is $37.95. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This Item is Not Available

Overview

Drawing on experiences from villagers in Bengal to scientists in Bangalore, this book explores the beauty, adaptability and personality of India's most iconic garment. Banerjee and Miller show why the sari has survived and indeed flourished as everyday dress when most of the world has adopted western clothing. Their book presents both an intimate portrait of the lives of women in India today and an alternative way for us all to think about our relationship to the clothes we wear.

A new bride is unable to move from her husband's motorbike as her sari comes undone. A young man wonders how he will cope with the saris complicated folds in a romantic clinch. A villager's soft, worn sari is her main comfort during a fever. Throughout the book, these and other remarkable stories place the sari at the heart of relationships between mothers and infants, mistresses and maids, designers and soap opera stars.

Illustrated and rich in personal testimony, The Sari expertly shows how one of the world's most simply constructed garments can reveal the intricate design of life in modern India.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901847883147
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mukulika Banerjee is Reader in Social Anthropology, University College London and author of The Parthan Unarmed.
Daniel Miller is Professor of Anthropology, University College London. Recent books include A Theory of Shopping, The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach (with Don Slater) and Ed. Car Cultures.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Sari 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are expecting the full color images of the original hard back, don't buy this volume as it employs poor quality black and white reproductions in stead. If color is important to you, find the hard-bound original.