Madhya Pradesh From Above
Prince Richard Holkar,
The human eye is conditioned to observe surroundings from a perspective that is generally no more than two
metres from the ground. But, Karam Puri’s stunning aerial photographs go a step beyond in mapping Madhya
Pradesh, the beating heart of India, with a lens through which it has never been seen before – grandly yet
With more than 180 photographs of the state’s many natural and architectural wonders – from UNESCO
world heritage sites in Bhimbetka, Sanchi and Khajuraho to verdant national parks at Satpura, Bandhavgarh
and Panna; from the fort city of Gwalior to the romance of Mandu; from gorgeous palaces to glorious
temples and everything in between, Madhya Pradesh From Above is, above all, a love letter to the multifaceted
beauty of the state. Introduced by Prince Richard Holkar, the book weaves together the many compelling
reasons to visit the sites that are recorded and marvel at the magnificence of Madhya Pradesh.
Prince Richard Holkar, son of the last Maharaja of Indore, has spent the last 50 years working for the
betterment of the people of Maheshwar, erstwhile capital of the Holkar state. A passionate traveller, he has
visited every corner of Madhya Pradesh and is convinced that the state offers the traveller a unique view of
the wonders of the sub-continent, so well captured in this book.
About the Photographer
Karam Puri’s work stretches across the world and his award winning images have been published in multiple large format books. His images have appeared in National Geographic, the Guardian, Architectural Digest and many other publications. He spends his time photographing the hidden wonders of India and continues to explore vast subcontinent.