Author and sari aficionado Soha Parekh compiles the tradition and history of the nine yards sari into a coffee table book
What prompted you to do the coffee table book Sari: Splendour In Threads on saris?
I am deeply interested in Indian traditions, culture and books. My passion for saris, cultural symbol of India, has translated into this book. It will be unveiled at the Gallery BMB on April 18.
Do you feel we’ve still got a long way to go, when it comes to popularising the sari internationally? Do you thing our designers are doing enough?
There is still sometime till the sari gets internationally popular. Though in recent times, there has been tremendous awareness of this unstitched garment. The designers through various interventions have been contemporising the sari. We see various international celebrities coming to India and adorning the sari.
Shobhaa De: I have an emotional bond with my saris. They are like comfort food. I flirt with other garments, other silhouettes, but always come back to the one look that is timeless, elegant and flattering — the eternally alluring sar