Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saint Teresa of Calcutta by Raghu Rai- Review




Book Name         - Saint Teresa of Calcutta 
Author                  - Raghu Rai
Publisher              - Aleph Book company(Rupa )
Number of Pages - 148
Publishing Year   - 2017
Edition                  - Hardcover
Price                     -1499

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Rating : 5.0


My Review

I was 10 when Mother Teresa's holy soul bid adieu to the materialistic world.  Then I had just heard about this holy lady who served the poor. She became the proverbial messiah of the poor. People with helpful mentality were easily termed as mother Teresa.

 Little did I know then, that the service that she extended were beyond human capabilities. As I learned more about her, I so wished to see her once but dejectedly learned that this is one of the wishes which will never be fulfilled.

Her holy soul blessed Raghu Rai as the chosen one to let the disappointment of the likes of me by sketching mother's life through his camera. His photography is full of life that I saw her, touched her and felt her through the pics. Author shares the glimpses of his experiences while photographing her life, her canonization, and funeral.

The book is  divine experience.  Priceless and asset 

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

About the author


In half a century as a photographer, Raghu Rai has won many national and international awards and accolades including being nominated in 1971 by Henri Cartier-Bresson to Magnum Photos. His solo exhibition has travelled to London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney. His photo essays have appeared in Time, Life, GEO, Newsweek, The Independent, New York Times, Sunday Times, and New Yorker.
He received the Padma Shri in 1971. Raghu Rai currently lives and works in New D