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Matchbook: Indian Match Box Labels Paperback – October 16, 2012

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The Telegraph "Fascinating - bright, simple images that together give something of the flavour of India itself" The Statesman "[a] great collection of matchbox labels - a treat for collectors."

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Shahid Datawala is a designer, photographer and obsessive collector of all manner of curios, and is well known in design circles in India and Europe. Shahid can often be spotted trawling the street markets of Indian cities where, among other things, he has managed to accumulate thousands of matchbox labels. Currently he lives in Mumbai.

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