The Block Hut’s Recommendations

Whether you are a lover of India, a fan of colour and pattern or you would just like to learn more about the intriguing Indian culture, we recommend reading a few of the books below:


  • A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry – this wins a gold star from us!
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo.
  • The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St Clair (this book is about the delights of colour rather than India)
  • John Robshaw Prints by John Robshaw and Elizabeth Garnsey
  • Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery by Madhur Jaffrey
  • Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible by Madhur Jaffrey
  • Love Jaipur & Rajasthan by Fiona Caulfield – If you are off to Jaipur this guide book is a must. Infact, all Fiona Caulfield’s guide books on India are essential purchases!


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  • Kabhi Kabhie (This is a Bollywood film recommended by all our artisans – they are big fans!)