An Antique Land
Sugato Mukherjee’s journey into the inner crevices of Ladakh assumes infinite patterns, intertwined in its bleak, forbidding landscapes and an austere, monastic flow of life. Beyond its primal ruggedness, this antique terrain lets him into its sublime, fragile interiors; and in those depths, he begins his quest for his own share of divine emptiness.
A Visual Memoir of Ladakh
"Personal, intimate and anecdotal, the text compliments the muted shades of the images that portray the layers of Ladakh. It was a delight to find Sugato's work"
Goutam Ghose, Film Director (from the Foreword of the book)
An incredible memoir of images through the isolated lands of Ladakh. Unlike the numerous picture books on Ladakh with clear blue skies and picturesque landscapes, Mukherjee's treatment of colour in his images brings a whole new feel to the portraits and landscapes...
Jeremiah Christanand Rao, Lonely Planet Magazine India
"The horses galloped back to form a distinct line against the horizon. A strong wind blew in as the trumpet blared loud and wide. And the race began under an unusually dark Ladakh sky." Read the story behind the journey in the author's own words.
Roads & Kingdoms, by Sugato Mukherjee, Author and Photographer
Brilliant photographs and the snippets of anecdotal text make the journey for the reader even more enjoyable. The images with their subtle tones are breathtaking. As Goutam Ghose in his Foreword has pointed out, it is truly an introspective journey into the layers of Ladakh.
Aratrika Chowdhury, Reader, Flipkart review
The photographs and the imagery created by the accompanying text linger long after the book is shut...as you glance through the book you realise that the pictures serve as a poignant background, which the reader can use to visualise the scenes described in the text.
Vidhi Salla, JetWings International