Jaipur is world famous for its art and artists. One such legendary artist of present times is Suvarna Sharma. He is an accomplished artist and holds an exclusive expertise over miniature and Tanjore paintings styles in 28 carat gold. Due to the excellent finishing and detailed look of his paintings, his work is patronized and treasured by some distinguished personalities. He has made portraits of many bollywood celebrities and every single celebrity is immensely impressed by his skills. But his patrons are not limited to Bollywood only. He has also presented his painting to the present PM Narendra Modi who has given it respectable place me the décor scheme of PM residence. His glory has also crossed the boundaries of India and is enhancing the beauty of President Barak Obama’s residence. The power lady Hilary Clinton, too, is among the lovers of his art and has treasured one of his paintings at her residence.
With a total count of 600 pages the book is really detailed and covers comprehensive aspects of the subject leaving almost nothing for speculation. The USP of the book is the gold art work by Suvigya Sharma that has given the book a vintage luxurious look. The embellished cover page and book gift box took as many as 3 months to complete. Due to large number of pages and extensive artwork the book weighs whopping 18 Kg. Its gift box too is heavy at 14 kg. The gift box is designed in the form of a chest that has been prepared on a caper leave theme. In the middle of the chest the name of the book Utsav is beautifully carved. Apart from the weight the design of the gift box too is impressive.
It is designed as a chest with an old fashioned look. There is certain old world charm in the design of gift box that will instantly attract the connosieurand general public alike.
During the preparation of this book, both the writer and artisan have travelled across different sates in order to gain a direct experience of various cuisines and festivals. The book also contains a beautiful collection of Vikas Khanna’s photography. He is an avid photographer and the collection in the book shows some of the best picks of Khanna’s 2 decades photography experience. The duo took 36 months to complete this book working in close association. In short the book will contain all the elements to make it an adorable read. Those with interest in history and tradition would surely enjoy reading about the diverse culture and festivals of Jaipur while those who are given to the pleasures of food and taste would like the different recipes presented in this book. It would also help the people to schedule their Indian journey at the most ideal time as the book contains important dates related with different festivals of Indian states.
The initial auction value will be 20.00.000. The book in the auction will be donated to smile foundations, a foundation that has been supporting 300 women and 700 children. Legendary player Virat Kohili, Master Chef Vikas Khanna and Suvigya Sharma are closely associated with the foundation and try their best to promote it.