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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
A classic of modern travel writing, An Area of Darkness is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul?s profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India. Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 18.91
Mimlu Sen is living a bohemian life in Paris when she witnesses an electrifying performance by three wandering minstrels from rural India. They wear flowing, multicoloured robes and play frenetic rhythms on strange instruments made of wood and clay, capturing the many moods of nature and passion. After her turbulent past, including a year in a Calcutta... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 13.08
After backpacking her way around India, 21-year-old Sarah Macdonald decided that she hated this land of chaos and contradiction with a passion, and when an airport beggar read her palm and insisted she would come back one day - and for love - she vowed never to return. But twelve years later the prophecy comes true when her partner, ABC's... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 11.63
MONSOON DIARY weaves a fascinating food narrative that combines authentic vegetarian recipes from South India with tales from Shoba Narayan's life, stories of her delightfully eccentric family, and reflections on Indian culture. Shoba recounts her childhood in South India, a portrait of small-town life richly populated by characters like... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.63
The ancient birthplace of some of the world's major religions and now a modern nuclear power, India is experiencing spectacular economic growth. In twenty-five years its population will overtake that of China, making it one of the most populous and rapidly-developing countries in the world. We all need to know more about this intriguing country.... more...
- Counterpoint 2010; US$ 28.00
In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It?s a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence?and a world that journalist Jeff Greenwald has come to call home. Snake Lake unfolds during 1990?s dramatic ?people power? uprising against Nepal?s long-entrenched... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2011; US$ 15.99
The product of a 25-year exploration of India?s cultural and religious traditions, this collection of biographies introduces the reader to nine unforgettable characters, including a Buddhist monk who takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet and then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.53
India is no place for the faint-hearted cyclist. The streets are jammed with cars, busses, rickshaws, animals, fortune-tellers, barbers, beggars and people sleeping or cooking. Following the success of her two previous outings, A Bike Ride and Lone Traveller , adventuresome ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe donned the cycle helmet once more... more...
- Rough Guides 2010; US$ 23.99
The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra will guide you through India's most colourful and fascinating region, with reliable practical information and clearly explained cultural background. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink, inspiring accommodation or the most exciting things to see and do, this guide will provide your solution.... more...
- 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...