Patterns of India with Author and Photographer Christine Chitnis

Patterns of India
featuring Author and Photographer Christine Chitnis


presented live via Zoom
Postponed to Spring 2021.


$10 for PAC Members, $20 for Non-Members

Join author and photographer Christine Chitnis who will speak about her book, Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan. A question and answer session with Christine will be emceed by Gallery Manager Michael Rose.

This program will be presented live via Zoom. Advance registration is required and participants should have a working knowledge of Zoom. Admission is $10 for PAC Members and $20 for non-members. Attendees will receive a Zoom link the day of the event.

“It’s the trip of a lifetime–a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everyday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. ”

Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture. For instance, the fuchsia found in the draping fabric of a sari is matched by the vibrant chains of roses offered at temple, and the burnt orange spices in the marketplaces are reflected in the mehndi decorating the palms of brides and their wedding guests. While every color is imbued with meaning, it is often within the details of patterns that the full story comes to light.

Photographer and writer Christine Chitnis spent over a decade traveling through, getting to know, and falling in love with the intricate patterns of everyday Rajasthani life. With history and culture-based essays woven throughout the more than 200 stunning photographs of architecture, markets, cuisine, art, textiles, and everyday goings-on, Patterns of India captures the beauty and essence of this unique part of the world.”

Author bio: Christine Chitnis is an author and photographer. She lives with her husband and three young children, Vijay, Vikram and Meera, in Providence, Rhode Island. After traveling to India for over a decade with her husband, Vijay, her book, Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan released in 2020. She contributes to publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, and Edible Rhody, to name just a few. In addition to her writing and photography career, she serves as a publicity and publishing consultant for various brands and authors.

How to Register

PAC Members should register using our convenient Google Form. Non-members can register via Eventbrite. For questions about this program, contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose at or via phone at 401-331-1114 x 5.


This Event Has Been Postponed to Spring 2021.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm