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  • 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...

  • Two Wheels In The Dustby Anne Mustoe

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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 and set... 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...

  • The Age of Kaliby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives : the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the ?age of darkness? predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch... more...

  • Around India in 80 Trainsby Monisha Rajesh

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95

    A riotous tour of India by train and a stunning debut by a young writer with verve and style. more...

  • Birds of Passageby Henrietta Clive; Nancy K Shields

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveller, are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. Married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and Governor of Madras (1798"1803), she travelled through southern India with her daughters and retinue in the aftermath of the war against Tipu Sultan.... more...

  • Calcuttaby Krishna Dutta

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Günter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East. Founded... more...

  • Delhiby Sam Miller

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    A provocative portrait of one of the world's largest cities, delving behind the tourist facade to illustrate the people and places beyond the realms of the conventional travelogue Sam Miller set out to discover the real Delhi, a city he describes as "India's dreamtown?and its purgatory." He treads the city streets, making his way through the city... more...

  • An Essay on India (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Byron

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1931, Robert Byron?s Essay on India evaluates the state of colonial rule in India and analyses the contemporary problems facing the country. Based upon Byron?s travelling experiences within India in 1929 as a correspondent for the Daily Express, the work explores political factors more fully than in Byron's earlier writings,... more...

  • Himalayan Playgroundby Trevor Braham; Doug Scott

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips... more...