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  • Begums, Thugs & White Mughalsby Fanny Parkes; William Dalrymple

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Fanny Parkes lived in India between 1822 and 1846 and was the ideal travel writer "courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her journals trace her transformation from prim memsahib to eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, critical of British rule and passionate in her appreciation of Indian culture. Fanny is fascinated... more...

  • Calcuttaby Amit Chaudhuri

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    The New York Review of Books ?Fascinating. . . . Chaudhuri explores ideas of modernity and globalization in this essayistic appreciation. . . . [His] insider-outsider status allows him to probe the city?s eccentricities with both affection and unease.? ? The New Yorker ?[A] lovely account. . . . [Marked by] the strength of Mr. Chaudhuri?s prose... more...

  • Calcutta Revisitedby Keith Humphrey

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    A book for the adventurous but time-pressed traveller seeking to experience the real Calcutta in a way few others will. The narrative takes you far from any tourist trail and plunges you deep into the heart of Calcutta, seen through its teeming backstreets and byways; its people and endearing idiosyncrasies Set against a backdrop of the City's social... more...

  • The Call of Everestby Conrad Anker; Thomas Hornbein; Bernadette McDonald

    National Geographic Society 2013; US$ 28.00

    Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain.    In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first... more...

  • The Customs of the Kingdoms of Indiaby Marco Polo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.98

    As Marco Polo (1254-1324) returned home across the Indian Ocean, after years in the service of Genghis Khan, he picked up a fabulous array of stories from sailors and merchants, about the peoples of the region, some reliable, some wholly implausible, but all fascinating. Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through... more...

  • Delirious Delhiby David Prager

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 17.95

    When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people?with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple wrote about their travails and discoveries on their popular blog Our Delhi Struggle . This book, all new, is Dave?s top-to-bottom account of... more...

  • The Dragon's Voiceby Bunty Avieson

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon?s Voice , Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country?s exotic exterior. As a consultant... more...

  • Exciting Indiaby Bikram Grewal; Henry Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    This India travel pictorial captures the mind-boggling geographic and cultural diversity of the Indian subcontinent. Exciting India brings readers the major attractions of India through spectacular photographs. The heart of India is the densely populated Gangetic plain, the home of great civilizations for over 5,000 years. To the north of the... more...

  • A Guide to the Palace Hotels of Indiaby Cheryl Bentley

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    See India through the eyes of the maharajas, The maharajas no longer rule, but throughout India their magnificent palaces remain to delight the eye. Today, many have been turned into hotels, often still occupied and even run by the former royal families. This is a unique, candid guide to the best of them, from the Lalitha Palace in Mysore to the famous... more...

  • Hindoo Holidayby J. R. Ackerley; William Dalrymple

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny... more...