The Golden Quadrilaternal
Bob Rupani
  • ISBN : 9788192526249
  • year : 2015
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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THE GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL - India's first Modern Highway Network is a wonderful coffee table book by Bob Rupani. It's full of amazing photographs that provide a glimpse of life along the stretch of 5846 kilometres of the Golden Quadrilateral. This 4 to 6 lane highway network was the vision of the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and covers the length and breadth of the country. It is the largest highway project in India and the fifth largest in the world. When Bob Rupani and his team drove across the GQ (Golden Quadrilateral) in 2015, most of the work along the highway had been completed. Bob captured the life along the highway, and this book is full of thought provoking photos of the Indian landscape and its colourful people. The book is divided very thoughtfully into 4 sections, Delhi to Kolkata, Kolkata to Chennai, Chennai to Mumbai, Mumbai to Delhi. With colourful pictures of the Holi Festival in Vrindavana and Mathura, monuments along the way, the holy ghats and sadhu's in Varanasi, incredible Ganga Aarti and Durga Puja in Kolkata, birds at Chilka Lake, larger than life posters of Telugu film stars, temples of South India and modern landscape of Bangalore, the Mumbai skyline, breathtaking Lonavala during monsoons, evening kite Festival at Ahmedabad, palaces and forts in Rajasthan, people in varied moods enjoying the colourful festivals, the very well produced book truly captures the beauty and diversity of India. Bob Rupani takes the reader on a colourful journey where you see 'Incredible India' through the windscreen of an automobile. The book is a true tribute to India and the progress it has made in building a world class road infrastructure. This book deserves to be on the 'Coffee Table' of every proud Indian and also in the hands of any foreigner wanting to get to know India more intimately.