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  • When Gods Collideby Kate James

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Still wrestling with her own experience of growing up in India as the child of Australian missionaries, Kate James is haunted by the story of murdered compatriot Graham Staines. Along with his two young sons, the manager of the mission at Baripada (who helped establish the Mayurbhanj Leprosy Home) was burned alive by Hindu fundamentalists in Orissa... more...

  • India: A Million Mutinies Nowby V. S. Naipaul

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 13.11

    THE THIRD BOOK IN V.S. NAIPAUL?S ACCLAIMED INDIAN TRILOGY ? WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR Much has changed since V. S. Naipaul?s first trip to India and this fascinating account of his return journey focuses on India?s development since independence. Taking an anti-clockwise journey around the metropolises of India ? including Bombay, Madras,... more...

  • Travelers' Tales Indiaby James O'Reilly; Larry Habegger

    Travelers' Tales 2009; US$ 19.99

    This popular book in the Travelers? Tales Destination Series weaves a tapestry of sensory images, profound transformations, and compelling history about a land that has lured and puzzled travelers for centuries and continues to do so today. Now in a new edition, Travelers' Tales India includes 49 stories and dozens of sidebar anecdotes covering the... more...

  • In The Shadow of Crowsby David Charles Manners

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 15.99

    When Bindra contracts leprosy, she is driven from her home in the Himalayan foothills with her two small sons and embarks upon a seemingly impossible course in search of salvation. David's first journey to India is driven by devastating loss, and yet he finds unexepected solace in the discovery of an exceptional family legacy, and insights offered... more...

  • Exciting Indiaby Bikram Grewal; Henry Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Calcuttaby Amit Chaudhuri

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    The award-winning author Amit Chaudhuri has been widely praised for the beauty and subtle power of his writing and for the ways in which he makes ?place? as complex a character as his men and women. Now he brings these gifts to a spellbinding amalgam of memoir, reportage, and history in this intimate, luminous portrait of Calcutta. Chaudhuri guides... more...

  • Travels on my Elephantby Mark Shand

    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...

  • Light of Indiaby Warren Dotz

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 16.95

    With all the zany vibrancy of a Bollywood musical, the colorful matchbox labels of LIGHT OF INDIA present a fascinating confluence of popular culture and a sophisticated graphic arts tradition that stretches back for centuries. Populated with pouncing Bengal tigers, regal jungle elephants, and Hindu gods and goddesses, these miniature masterpieces... more...

  • 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...