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  • 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$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Customs of the Kingdoms of Indiaby Marco Polo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.04

    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...

  • Temptations of the Westby Pankaj Mishra

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 11.00

    From Bollywood stars in Bombay worrying whether they are sexy enough to a heroin addict in Pakistan mocking jihad; from Indian mafia dons with political ambitions to Afghans waiting for American benevolence; from Kashmiri Muslims longing for democracy to Tibetan Buddhists fighting to preserve religion in politics ? Temptations of the West is a travel... more...

  • 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$ 14.67

    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...