The Henna Artist

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in ...

The Henna Artist

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488055440

Page: 400

View: 117

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the final page."—Reese Witherspoon Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel. Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does. “Eloquent and moving…Joshi masterfully balances a yearning for self-discovery with the need for familial love.”—Publishers Weekly Look for The Secret Keeper of Jaipur from New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi!

The Henna Wars

"Impossible to put down.

The Henna Wars

Author: Adiba Jaigirdar

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 1624149693

Page: 400

View: 507

"Impossible to put down." - Kirkus, starred review Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life. Flávia is beautiful and charismatic, and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat decide to showcase their talent as henna artists. In a fight to prove who is the best, their lives become more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush, especially since Flávia seems to like her back. As the competition heats up, Nishat has a decision to make: stay in the closet for her family, or put aside her differences with Flávia and give their relationship a chance.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist

Author: Heather Caunt-Nulton

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633222411

Page: 128

View: 179

From wall art to jars and stationery, Mehndi for the Inspired Artist presents a step-by-step approach to creating a variety of mehndi patterns for artwork, illustrations, and craft projects.

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Good Morning America’s “27 Books for June" PopSugar’s Best Summer Reads of 2021 In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna ...

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369701046

Page: 400

View: 838

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." —Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi’s intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Book Club Box Set

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page.

Book Club Box Set

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 0369702921

Page: 400

View: 569

Featuring two REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE book club picks, this exclusive collection includes compelling debut novels that will stay with you long after the last page. The Henna Artist Escaping from an abusive arranged marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist—and confidante—most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. Trusted with their secrets, she can never reveal her own… The Cactus For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized: she is losing control. As her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, ... The handcraft of a henna artist is unique and special based on the fact that no two henna ...

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo

Author: Brenda Abdoyan

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654180

Page: 250

View: 944

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo with this book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects! Learn how to combine the 5 basic henna shapes into a variety of exotic mendhi designs.

The Art of Henna

A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos

The Art of Henna

Author: Pamela Nichols

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780890879429

Page: 128

View: 526

A lushly illustrated book with complete instructions and history and culture of henna tattoos

DIY Henna Tattoos

The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY Henna Tattoos make learning henna art simple and fun.

DIY Henna Tattoos

Author: Aroosa Shahid

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781612438009

Page: 128

View: 485

Teach Yourself How to Create Unique, Modern Henna Designs Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions paired with gorgeous photographs make learning henna art simple and fun! Starting with the basics and working towards more complicated patterns, you'll discover how easy it is to adorn your body with stylish temporary tattoos. And because the tattoo is from henna, next month you get to try a new different look! Practice basic flowers, leaves, netting, and paisleys and then combine them into gorgeous designs for the hands, feet, legs, and arms. Plus, you can use your new henna skills on more than skin! This book will go beyond the body to teach you other fun projects like DIY phone cases and candles.

Mauritius

There is now a growing number of skilled henna artists offering mehendi to tourists wanting to follow the trend set by numerous celebrities , such as ...

Mauritius

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621517

Page: 336

View: 773

Renowned as a "dream holiday" destination, the Mascarene Islands also offer outdoor exploring opportunities aplenty, such as cycling, mountain hiking, and canyoning. Local national parks boast some of the world's rarest birds, making this guide's up-to-date coverage on conservation an essential feature for naturalists. Watersports are at the top of many visitor's agendas, and the whole range of options are covered, from diving and snorkeling around coral reefs to deep-sea marlin fishing. Features include:

The Royal Jewel Cinema

Back in the Pink City where he was once a wily street urchin, Malik, assigned to help Samir Singh's feckless son Ravi build the new public cinema, finds his livelihood, reputation and the people he loves most threatened after Ravi ...

The Royal Jewel Cinema

Author: Alka Joshi

Publisher: Mira Books

ISBN: 9780778331858

Page: 384

View: 246

A NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE HENNA ARTIST, A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK "Captivated me from the first chapter to the last page." --Reese Witherspoon on The Henna Artist In New York Times bestselling author Alka Joshi's intriguing new novel, henna artist Lakshmi arranges for her protégé, Malik, to intern at the Jaipur Palace in this tale rich in character, atmosphere, and lavish storytelling. It's the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaveS to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur's Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema's balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it's a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies.

Mehndi

Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression.

Mehndi

Author: Loretta Roome

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466867043

Page: 176

View: 653

Mehndi, the ancient art of painting on the skin with henna, beautifies the body, rejuvenates the spirit, and celebrates the joys of creativity and self-expression. More than just a temporary tattoo, mehndi offers us a way to participate in a centuries-old tradition still practiced in India, Africa, and the Middle East. In this stunning and authoritative book, Loretta Roome traces the origins and meanings of traditional designs, demonstrates how to create them on the skin, and reveals the recipes, tools, and techniques needed to paint designs that range from simple to complex. The result of years of research and the author's experience as one of the nation's foremost mehndi artists, Roome's book offers practical information, creative inspiration, and many suggestions for enhancing the playful, intimate, sensual, erotic, and spiritual aspects of the ancient and amazing art of mehndi.

Moon and Henna Tree

Kima's mother had to be called in, and there were a few anxious moments for both Kima and the henna artist. When the mother arrived, she gave al-Salima a ...

Moon and Henna Tree

Author: Ahmed Toufiq

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292748248

Page: 276

View: 192

Set in the High Atlas in pre-modern Morocco, Moon and Henna Tree chronicles the rise and fall of a local potentate, Hmmu. Not content with the territory left to him upon his father’s death, Hmmu, under the influence of his scheming advisor, Ibn al-Zara, begins a campaign to acquire those lands that adjoin his, either through marriage or physical force. Ahmed Toufiq’s subtle investigation of the abuse of power and its effects on those who suffer under its tyranny also provides a unique look at Amazigh (Berber) culture. While most of Toufiq’s contemporaries focus on modern urban Morocco, he provides a fascinating, and accurate, account of the customs and traditions of a large, yet often ignored, segment of the population. Moon and Henna Tree (in the original Arabic) won the Moroccan Book Prize in 1989.

Henna Please

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body.

Henna  Please

Author: Sohnie Luckhardt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728368960

Page: 46

View: 665

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body. For centuries in cultures all around the world, applying artistic designs on the body has been a way to celebrate and honor special occasions in one’s life. Our book is about the origin and practice of mehndi. In the text, we discuss the preparation and application of henna paste, the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, and the differences in design styles around the world. We also discuss the use of henna in religious and ritualistic ceremonies, although today it can be appreciated and enjoyed just for fun. Our book is written for both primary (ages three to six) and elementary (ages seven to twelve) school children, though adults interested in the art of mehndi will enjoy it too. We hope this book will help you to know and appreciate the very special art of henna designs.

Mehndi

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Mehndi

Author: Carine Fabius

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Page: 112

View: 616

Introduces the art of henna body painting, with instructions on how to make a mendhi paste, how to apply designs, and information on equipment needed and the history of the plant's usage

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

use henna on the hands, forearms, feet, and shins for special occasions like ... The woman who applies the henna, the henna artist, may be a member of a ...

Inked  Tattoos and Body Art around the World  2 volumes

Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690761

Page: 809

View: 381

In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Mauritius Rodrigues Reunion

There is now a growing number of skilled henna artists offering mehendi to tourists wanting to follow the trend set by numerous celebrities , such as ...

Mauritius  Rodrigues  Reunion

Author: Alexandra Richards

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841622903

Page: 358

View: 477

The Bradt guide is the most comprehensive book on the market to the Mascarene islands of Mauritius, its dependency Rodrigues and the French island of Réunion. It is the only guide to cover the full range of dining and accommodation options, from shoestring to luxury. It offers greater coverage of flora, fauna and conservation projects than other guides, as well as in-depth information on outdoor pursuits, beaches, food, culture and language. Whether visitors want to chill out amid Rodrigues's simple charms, hike through the volcanic landscapes of Réunion, or get married in Mauritius, the information is here.

Star Island

Ann DeLusia purchased a charger for the tangerine BlackBerry and, with trepidation, a pair of seagreen contact lenses. Then she went to see the henna artist ...

Star Island

Author: Carl Hiaasen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115226

Page: 480

View: 511

Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug-fuelled disaster. Her 'stunt double' Ann travels everywhere with her, throwing paparazzi off the scent when they get too close. But one night, Ann's resemblance to Cherry Pye proves too convincing - she is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo who only realises his mistake once it is too late to go back... From there it's a fast, funny and furious race against time to rescue Ann from a terrible fate. An international bestseller, acclaimed as Hiaasen's most hilarious, gripping novel to date, Star Island is an addictive read.

Rock Stars in Disguise The Boxed Set

Andy and her cousins and friends, three dozen of them, sat around a suite in the hotel, laughing and talking, while three henna artists piped designs in ...

Rock Stars in Disguise  The Boxed Set

Author: Blair Babylon

Publisher: Malachite Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 1485

View: 600

Rock and roll bands are pits of self-destruction, drug abuse, and insanity. And then there are the bad ones. Killer Valentine breaks all the rules: that the back-up singer is supposed to sleep with the lead singer, that roadies and musos must hate each other, that the band is the most important thing in the world and everything else comes second, even sick kids, and that second-guitar players eventually wither away and die. But Killer Valentine is different. Very different.  Read about: • Rhiannon, the sassy, curvy back-up singer who goes on to forge her own career, a female protagonist you’ll love! • Tryp, the drummer, who is falling into a well of despair, but a roadie with a small taste for pyromania fishes him out. This enemies to lovers story is one for the ages. • Cadell, lead guitar virtuoso, who is fighting his own addictions and his secret baby daughter’s fatal illness. His secret baby is a different take on the trope that will make you ugly cry. • Peyton, the hanger-on who should have been a concert pianist, after he ran away to follow the woman he loved but who didn’t love him, and finally gets his own HEA. This second chance lovers book is a hot and steamy romp through the life of a rock and roll star. They’re all rock stars in disguise, and they’re finally all in one book, just for you. Includes: What A Girl Wants (Rock Stars in Disguise: Rhiannon) Somebody to Love (Rock Stars in Disguise: Tryp) The Rock Star’s Secret Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Cadell) Santa, Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Peyton)

Henna Please

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body.

Henna  Please

Author: Sohnie Luckhardt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781728368979

Page: 46

View: 178

This is a book about an ancient practice of decorating the body. For centuries in cultures all around the world, applying artistic designs on the body has been a way to celebrate and honor special occasions in one's life. Our book is about the origin and practice of mehndi. In the text, we discuss the preparation and application of henna paste, the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, and the differences in design styles around the world. We also discuss the use of henna in religious and ritualistic ceremonies, although today it can be appreciated and enjoyed just for fun. Our book is written for both primary (ages three to six) and elementary (ages seven to twelve) school children, though adults interested in the art of mehndi will enjoy it too. We hope this book will help you to know and appreciate the very special art of henna designs.

Delirious Delhi

The designs created by these henna artist opened our eyes to the potential of the medium: they were far more beautiful than what the hennawallah who sat in ...

Delirious Delhi

Author: David Prager

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1611459354

Page: 416

View: 553

When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people—with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple wrote about their travails and discoveries on their popular blog Our Delhi Struggle. This book, all new, is Dave’s top-to-bottom account of a megacity he describes as simultaneously ecstatic, hallucinatory, feverish, and hugely energizing. Weaving together useful observations and hilarious anecdotes, he covers what you need to know to enjoy the city and discover its splendors: its sprawling layout,some favorite sites, the food, the markets, and the challenges of living in or visiting a city that presents every human extreme at once. Among his revelations: secrets that every Delhiite knows, including the key phrase for successfully negotiating with any shopkeeper; the most fascinating neighborhoods, and the trendiest; the realities behind common stereotypes; tips for enjoying street food and finding hidden restaurants, as well as navigating the transportation system; and the nuances of gestures like the famous Indian head bobble. Delirious Delhi is at once tribute to a great world city and an invitation to explore. Read it, and you’ll want to book the next flight!