In the last two decades, Amit Mehra's photographs have been regularly published in Der Spiegel, Cond̩ Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Gallerie, the Financial Times and National Geographic. Amit's photographs have been exhibited at major art and photography festivals including the Arco Madrid art fair in Spain, the Canon Gallery in Tokyo and Chobi Mela VI in Bangladesh. He has also had exhibitions in Delhi, Mumbai, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Milan and Melbourne. Amit was honoured with the Best Photographer of the Year Award, Asia 2009, by theSagamihara City Museum, Japan, for his photography book India: A Timeless Celebration. His photographs are in the permanent collections of Gabarron Foundation Museum, Spain, and Sagamihara City Museum, Japan. Amit Mehra lives in New Delhi with his wife, Manjari Chaturvedi and daughter, Naazo.A chronicle of more than five years of travel and quiet observation, these images capture the lives-sometimes flourishing, occasionally stilled-that endure in the face of uncertainty and violence that have become synonymous with the Valley. Soldiers march in the spring tulip gardens of Srinagar, boys jump into the Nagin Lake to cool off, the afternoon sun entangles shadows on loops of razor-wire barricades, in the middle of a street and the biting Baramulla winter cloaks a dismembered doll with snow. The photographs of Kashmir in this book are as much a conversation with the stunning beauty of the land and its people as they are an effort to engage with its multiple realities. Amit Mehra is renowned photographer and this book exhibits his art to perfection.