and my Persian garden

“A journey into my soul”


«I felt I was breathing an India of another time… an entire symphony of luminous diamonds, sapphires of the deepest blue, rubies the colour of pigeon’s blood, pink pearls and sea-green emeralds, most of which were set in gold… like in the tales of  A Thousand and One Nights.»

The Jewel in the Crown of England in the 19th century, today India spreads its shine on the Globe. A feast of colours, landscapes and works of Art; a mosaic of ideas and people that bear the stamp of its ageless wisdom. Everything in superlatives in the Indian world, seen through the alteration of contrasts:  another order, both subversive and charming to the gaze of the traveller.

“A must-read book for any true traveller”



A delightful story with history. I loved it. The pictures are beautiful. I was carried right along just like I was there. In India you can find anything and Barbara found delight. It was very moving for me, I totally enjoyed it.

Diana Howell, Maui, Hawaii