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  • Travel Delhi, Indiaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 4.99

    An illustrated guide, phrasebook, and maps. Indulge Yourself with a personal tour guide on Your PDA. Fully illustrated. Historical overviews. Interesting facts. Street and attractions maps. Museum hours and admission info. Restaurant information. . Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway. Plan the trip during a flight.... more...

  • A Place Withinby M.G. Vassanji

    Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 18.00

    A Globe and Mail Best Book It would take many lifetimes, it was said to me during my first visit, to see all of India. The desperation must have shown on my face to absorb and digest all I possibly could. This was not something I had articulated or resolved; and yet I recall an anxiety as I travelled the length and breadth of the country, senses... more...

  • India Condensedby Anjana Motihar Chandra

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 11.87

    India Condensed is a book for anyone who needs a quick introduction to India. History, philosophy, religion, language, literature, arts and culture are all discussed in this lively and accessible text. More than a dry recitation of dates, names and events, the topics covered range from stories and legends to current facts and observations. Thousands... more...

  • An Area of Darknessby V.S. Naipaul

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Snake Lakeby Jeff Greenwald

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 27.99

    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 turbulenceand 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...

  • Among Flowersby Jamaica Kincaid

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 10.95

    In this delightful hybrid of a bookpart memoir and part travel journalthe bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the ominous signs of Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are... 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$ 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$ 11.69

    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...