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- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an elephant named Tara and rode her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world?s oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked mahout, Shand learned to ride and care for her. From his friend Aditya Patankar he learned Indian ways. And with Tara, his new companion, he... more...
- University of California Press 1990; US$ 12.95
James Fisher combines the strengths of technical anthropology, literary memoir, and striking photography in this telling study of rapid social change in Himalayan Nepal. The author first visited the Sherpas of Nepal when he accompanied Sir Edmund Hilary on the Himalayan Schoolhouse Expedition of 1964. Returning to the Everest region several times during... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99
In this engrossing new piece of Beat history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Deborah Baker takes us back to the moment when America's edgiest writers looked to India for answers as India looked to the West. It was 1961 when Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat for Bombay, where he hoped to meet poets Gary Snyder and Joanne Kyger. Baker follows Ginsberg and... more...
- Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 16.00
Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city?today's... more...
- Nomad Press 2003; US$ 7.98
Offering an intimate look at the people and places of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, this memoir by adventurer and historian Mathew Wilson recounts journeys into remote areas as a member of the British army and with his family in the late 1960s. Wilson relates stories of crossing the Hindu Kush with his pregnant wife and two-year-old son and running... more...
- Dorling Kindersley 2009; US$ 30.00
With a recorded history that goes back 5,000 years, India?s architectural heritage includes an impressive array of monuments, ranging from centuries-old temples, tombs and forts to exquisite palaces and public halls. Explore eleven of these architectural gems through over 600 extraordinary photographs and detailed information on their history, cultural... more...
- Dorling Kindersley 2010; US$ 25.00
The DK Eyewitness Delhi, Agra and Jaipur travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions the region has on offer. Fully illustrated, with coverage of all the major sights from Humayun?s Tomb and Rajput Fort-Palace to the world-famous Taj Mahal; the guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs. The guide includes comprehensive... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 14.99
Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're... more...
- Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99
In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Günter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East. Founded... more...