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- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.95
In 1975, at the height of Indira Gandhi?s ?Emergency,? V. S. Naipaul returned to India, the country his ancestors had left one hundred years earlier. Out of that journey he produced this concise masterpiece: a vibrant, defiantly unsentimental portrait of a society traumatized by centuries of foreign conquest and immured in a mythic vision of its past.... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00
The e-book focuses on some very prominent places of spiritual and cultural interest such as the temple at Tirupathi which is the worlds largest pilgrimage destination and is visited on an average by a million tourists everyday. The other sites chosen are the Buddhist tourism circuit, the Golden Temple at Amritsar which is the great spiritual... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips... more...
- Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
This wandering odyssey through the city's pullulating backstreets 0and serpentine byways reveals a Calcutta rarely glimpsed by western travellers. Arranged as a series of journeys on foot through the older quarters of the city seldom trod by outsiders, the narrative chronicles the topography, social and historical background and the vibrant street... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99
A provocative portrait of one of the world's largest cities, delving behind the tourist facade to illustrate the people and places beyond the realms of the conventional travelogue Sam Miller set out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as "India's dreamtown?and its purgatory." He treads the city streets, making his way through the city... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives : the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the ?age of darkness? predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95
Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived in England and the United States, Gita Mehta was ideally placed to observe the spectacle of European... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.19
India is on the up. Historically derided as the lumbering elephant of Asia, this vast sub-continent has quickened its pace. The economy is booming. Tens of millions have been pulled out of poverty. Software and service companies abound. Millionaire entrepreneurs are springing up at every turn. Bollywood is going global and Indian expats are flooding... more...