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India Unveiled: Updated Editions Released

Women admiring Jain sculpture, Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Atman Press has simultaneously released a revised and updated Deluxe Edition and also a School Library Edition of its multi-award-winning coffee-table book India Unveiled, text and photographs by Robert Arnett, who is a native of Columbus, Georgia.

India Unveiled has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most revealing compendiums ever written about the country. The stunning photography and engaging text with an insightful portrait of its people, landscape, and diverse culture truly captures the essence of India. It is an excellent book for second-generation youth born in America as it is written from a perspective they will understand and enjoy.

Both the Deluxe as well as the School Editions of the book have a beautiful new cover design with embossed gold foil title, 69 new photographs, a highly revised text, and 169 redesigned pages by Smita Turakhia, who is also the editor of the book and illustrator of Arnett’s multi-award-winning children’s book Finders Keepers?

The School Library Edition of India Unveiled is only available through Atman Press at a heavily subsidized price to be purchased for schools only.

Smita Turakhia explains, “With the California School Book Initiative emphasizing insufficient and inaccurate portrayal of India and Hinduism, Atman Press published an edition of India Unveiled especially for the school libraries with a tougher binding and paper that will withstand rough handling by students. This is an excellent book for Indian-Americans to request school systems and public libraries to purchase, as well as to donate it themselves. We encourage everyone to purchase this edition for their schools or public libraries to introduce everyone to the best of India and her culture.”

“It is a beautiful book and will surely enhance our students' knowledge and understanding of Indian-Americans and their heritage,” says Brian Stafford, Librarian at the Haddonfield Memorial High School in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

India Unveiled has sold over 30,000 copies and is in over 3,000 libraries. Fairfax County School Board in Virginia, after having its social studies textbooks evaluated and realizing it needed supplementary information on India, has placed India Unveiled in all its high schools. India Unveiled is in many school libraries in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, Connecticut, Washington, Virginia, and Florida. The Muscogee County School Board, Columbus, Georgia has placed India Unveiled in all its middle schools and high schools.

The Superintendent of Education of the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Georgia attests, “This will be a useful resource for students and teachers.”

India Unveiled is possibly the only book written by a westerner that has been officially recognized by an Indian Prime Minister. India Unveiled was presented by the Government of India to President Clinton and the White House Press Corps during his presidential visit to India. India's Ambassador to the United Nations presented India Unveiled to all the United Nations Ambassadors.

“With India increasingly becoming an important strategic and economic partner to the USA, and the Indian-American community being the fourth largest ethnic group in the United States, it is important that Americans have a proper understanding of India’s rich cultural heritage,” says Robert Arnett.

For more information about India Unveiled and donating books to your schools, visit Atman Press website at or contact Atman Press at 800-563-4198.  



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