A photographic and poetic description of 'Dal lake'
Prithvi Fine Art and Cultural Centre launched Sangeeta Gupta's book, 'EKAM: The Supreme One' – at a private event jointly organised with Ratan Kaul.
The book of photographs and poetry is inspired by the different moods of the Dal Lake in Srinagar.
The book was unveiled by eminent Kashmiri, K L Ganju (Consul General (Hony.) of the Republic of Union of Comoros and Member of the (Hony). He is also Consular Corps Diplomatique – India, Director - F I C A C (AISBL), World Federation of Consuls).
Other guests present at the launch were writer and curator – Sushma K Bahl, Lorraine Young (Vice President, Australia New Zealand Association Delhi), Peter Stall, Geoffrey Lepps, Maneesh Baheti (Founder Director, South Asian Association for Gastronomy), Neelima Agrawal (CEO, The Luxury Chronicle), Renu Hussain (Wife of Syed Shahnawaz Hussain), Fashion Designers Preeti Ghai and Shilpa Raina Wahal among others.
This is a book of photographs of various moods of the beautiful Dal Lake in Srinagar, as it kept changing with the different seasons, further embellished with poetry written by Sangeeta Gupta.
She shot these pictures when she was posted in Srinagar as the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax of Jammu and Kashmir. She captured the beauty of the lake in every medium of art, in her photographs, her poetry, her paintings, as she returned from work in her Shikara, or walked on the banks of the Dal.
The canvases of her works are also on display at the Prithvi Gallery as part of the on-going exhibition 'Neel-Mysteries of Blue'.
As Kashmir remains on the boil, the beauty of the region and its simple and gentle denizens, continue to inspire the artist.