The Little Love Book: 267 Words for Love in Sanskrit


by Elyse Poppers

This simple and beautifully book is the culmination of artist Elyse Poppers’s search for the language with the most words for love. She identified the sacred language of Sanskrit, also one of the foundations of the English language, as having over two hundred words for love. Each word is printed in Sanskrit script and introduces a nuanced definition of love in a myriad of manifestations, showing us the depth and diversity of a feeling we have but a single word for in English.

Elyse Poppers is a conceptual artist living between Los Angeles and Mendocino County, California. She constructs objects, spaces and experiences, where, through engagement, something entirely new may emerge. She is currently shooting a short film about her The Little Love Book.

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