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By Sharada Dwivedi,Shalini Devi Holkar

A nationwide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictitious memoir of a smart Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian courtroom chanced on friendship, religion, and love via their good looks traditions. We trip together with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colours, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and diverse health and beauty secrets and techniques undergone generations of girls by way of notice of mouth.

In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by way of marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to catch and revive their many impressive and clever attractiveness traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, packed with historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt dermis, silken hair, improve the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the booklet bargains a word list of vegetation, plant life, spices, and grains and straightforward domestic treatments for ladies in all levels of life—from puberty to being pregnant to menopause—including:

  • Almond-Saffron for detoxing and exfoliation
  • Papaya-Mint-Tea for zits and pimples
  • Cream & Honey for dry pores and skin and wrinkles
  • Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
  • Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with stunning photographs and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of ordinary beauty and health customs that may satisfaction the senses of recent girls in all places.

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