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  • 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$ 19.99

    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

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Delirious Delhiby David Prager

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Moebius Tripby Thadani Giti

    Spinifex Press 2004; US$ 14.95

    Giti Thadani has been driving her jeep around India for fifteen years. Blessed with a rare historical sensibility, including an eye for architectural detail, she ventures off-road in search of lost temples, sculptures and cosmological sites from Madhya Pradesh to Kanyakumari to Gujarat. more...

  • On a Shoestring to Coorgby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter Rachel- with little money, no taste for luxury and few concrete plans- meander slowly from Bombay to the southernmost tip of India. Interested in everything they see but only truly enchanted by people, they stay in fisherman's huts and no-star hotels, travelling in packed-out buses, on foot and by local... more...

  • The Scorpion-Fishby Nicolas Bouvier

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    On an unamed Island that can only be Ceylon, the traveller checks into his 117th rented room, abandoned by his lover, poor and feverish. A book on Indian insects deepens his morbid fascination with the crawling inhabitants of the room-'a pretty world of killers'- barely distinguishable from the insect like habitues of the local cafe, the charlatans... more...

  • Against a Peacock Skyby Monica Connell

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 15.99

    For two years in the early 1980s, Monica Connell lived as a paying guest of Kalchu and Chola in the Nepalese village of Talphi. Gradually she was accepted as a member of the family, sharing its joys and sorrows as well as taking part in its various tasks, from mud plastering the house to rice planting in the terraced fields. The village, in the Jumla... more...

  • Living and Working in Indiaby Kris Rao

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 8.99

    As well as being a fascinating country, with a rich and varied culture, India is emerging as a major world economy. More and more people are going there to live and work. The purpose of this book is to ease the transition between western and Indian cultures. If you are going to India to do business or for long-term employment, or are being relocated... more...