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Adventures With the Buddha, A Buddhism Reader

Adventures With the Buddha, A Buddhism Reader


by Jeffery Paine

  • RELIGION
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 410 PAGES

Paine chooses nine influential 19th and 20th century western adventurers and their travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India for this riveting tale of religion, adventure and enlightenment. (REL12, $16.95)

Ancient Futures, Learning from Ladakh

Ancient Futures, Learning from Ladakh


by Dalai Lama | Peter Matthiessen | Helena Norberg-Hodge

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 226 PAGES

Norberg-Hodge documents her community work and changes from traditional ways of life; she has lived and worked in Ladakh since 1975. (HML24, $16.95)

An Area of Darkness

An Area of Darkness


by V.S. Naipaul

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 267 PAGES

A reflective, personal account of Naipaul's travels in India in 1962 -- a portrait of a time and place and searing, honest chronicle of the country during transition. (IDA13, $14.95)

The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent


by J.C. Harle

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 616 PAGES

A scholarly survey of the art and architecture of not only India but also of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. (IDA60, $40.00)

The Art of the Imperial Cholas


by Vidya Dehijia

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1990
  • HARD COVER

This introduction to Chola art is adapted from a series of lectures and organized chronologically. (IDA104, $41.50)

Baumgartner's Bombay

Baumgartner's Bombay


by Anita Desai

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The tale of Hugo Baumgartner, a Jewish businessman who flees to India to escape persecution. (IDA245, $15.95)

Bhagavad Gita, A New Translation

Bhagavad Gita, A New Translation


by Stephen Mitchell

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A lyrical translation and introduction to the Gita, an ancient Hindu poem. Mitchell's translation aims for the literary qualities of the original. (IDA170, $14.00)

The Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna's Counsel in Time of War


by Barbara Stoler Miller

  • LITERATURE
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 162 PAGES

A leading translator of Sanskrit literature, Dr. Miller edited and translated numerous works of Indian poetry and drama, including this popular translation of the Bhagavad-Gita in verse form. (IDA348, $6.95)

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives, An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives, An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History


by Alan Turner | Mauricio Anton

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A thoroughly researched guide to modern felines and their ancestors. (BST50, $27.95)

Born Into Brothels

Born Into Brothels


by Zana Briski | Children of Calcutta

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 104 PAGES

A companion to the award-winning documentary of the same name, this charming book displays the beautiful photography of eight children growing up in Calcutta's red light district. (IDA269, $35.00)

The Camphor Flame, Popular Hinduism and Society in India

The Camphor Flame, Popular Hinduism and Society in India


by C.J. Fuller

  • RELIGION
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 343 PAGES

A comprehensive study of contemporary Hinduism and Indian society. (IDA90, $45.00)

The Child and the State in India


by Myron Weiner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

A thought-provoking no-nonsense evaluation of education and child labor in India. (IDA40, $35.00)

City of Joy

City of Joy


by Dominique La Pierre

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

An epic of love, heroism and hope set among the dispossessed, and those who have sacrificed all to help them, in the slums of Calcutta. (IDA25, $7.99)

Come with Me to India, On a Wondrous Voyage through Time


by Sudha Koul

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 225 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

An informal -- and brief -- survey of Indian cultural history, written with the author's very American(ized) daughters in mind. (IDA47, $15.50)

The Dancing Girl


by Hasan Shah

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES

The realistically rendered tale of love for a dancing girl who entertained the British Army in colonial India, originally written in 1790. (IDA61, $9.95)

Daughter of the Ganges, The Story of One Girl's Adoption and her Return Journey to India


by Asha Miro

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

An Indian woman recounts her 1960s adoption by a Catalan family and her 2003 visit to her home country to uncover her native roots, a personal journey during which she discovered her rural home town and a sister she never knew. (IDA299, $19.95)

Dharma's Daughters: Contemporary Indian Women and Hindu Culture

Dharma's Daughters: Contemporary Indian Women and Hindu Culture


by Sara Mitter

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 198 PAGES

An insightful, many-layered social history of women in the author's adoptive India. (IDA38, $25.00)

Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras

Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras


by Diana L. Eck

  • RELIGION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 259 PAGES

Eck reveals how encounters with other faiths -- Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Jewish -- have deepened her own Christian faith. (IDA78, $20.00)

An End to Suffering, The Buddha in the World

An End to Suffering, The Buddha in the World


by Pankaj Mishra

  • RELIGION
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A personal and informative exploration of the life of Buddha and the history of Buddhism. (IDA242, $20.00)

Eyewitness Guide India

Eyewitness Guide India


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 824 PAGES

A handsome, beautifully illustrated guide to India. It features color photographs, history and plenty of background information. (IDA265, $30.00)

Footprint South India

Footprint South India


by Robert Bradnock

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

A detailed, comprehensive guide in the Footprint series. With practical information of accommodations, food, events and sights. Perfect for the independent traveler. (IDA237, $25.95)

Funny Boy

Funny Boy


by Shyam Selvadurai

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Building a complex portrait through detail of family, society and place, this prize-winning novel is a gay coming-of-age story set in contemporary Sri Lanka. Splendidly written. (SRL01, $14.95)

Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk

Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk


by Susan T. Hitchcock | John Esposito | Desmond Tutu | Mpho Tutu

  • RELIGION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

A handsomely photgraphed tour of the five major world religions and the places that each one holds most sacred. (REL05, $24.00)

The Glass Palace

The Glass Palace


by Amitav Ghosh

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

In this panoramic novel full of tales and anecdote, Ghosh follows the lives and fortunes of Rajkumar and his family over three eventful generations in Burma, India and Malaysia. (IDA173, $16.00)

Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress

Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress


by Jan Morris

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 554 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

A wonderful portrait of early (pre-1897) British colonial rule in India, Central Asia, Africa and elsewhere. Morris weaves historical accounts, character studies and much imagination into this readable, compelling tale. (IDA20, $38.95)

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India


by Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Cartier-Bresson's dramatic images of India, taken between 1947 and 1967, capture the reality of ordinary life there. (IDA295, $29.95)

The Hero's Walk


by Anita Rau Badami

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER

When his long-estranged daughter dies in a car accident in Canada, an aging Bengali man finds his life transformed by the arrival in India of his seven-year-old granddaughter. (IDA351, $14.00)

Hindoo Holiday

Hindoo Holiday


by J.R. Ackerley

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

Ackerley traipses across India as the English tutor to a handsome and extravagantly homosexual maharajah in this comic, beautifully written novel masquerading as a travelogue. (IDA115, $17.95)

Hinduism, A Very Short Introduction


by Kim Knott

  • RELIGION
  • 2000
  • PAPER

An introduction to the beliefs and practice of Hinduism, and a consideration of its influence in India and around the world. (IDA329, $11.95)

The Holder of the World

The Holder of the World


by Bharati Mukherjee

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A daring novel of ideas, travel and history. Mukherjee interweaves the story of a modern American researcher with the travels of her 17th-century ancestor who roamed through Mughal India. (IDA190, $15.00)

The House of Blue Mangoes

The House of Blue Mangoes


by David Davidar

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

Davidar's sweeping saga follows the traumas and triumphs of three generations of the Dorai family on Kerala's lush Coromandel Coast from 1899 through the tumult of independence. (IDA548, $13.99)

The Idea of India

The Idea of India


by Sunil Khilnani

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES

Khilnani confronts the complexities, paradoxes and challenges of the nation in this brief, elegant survey of India since independence. (IDA160, $17.00)

India Adventure Map

India Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2011
  • MAP

The most detailed shaded relief map (at a scale of 1:2,100,000) of India available. (IDA18, $12.95)

India East Map

India East Map


by Nelles

  • MAP

A detailed regional map of eastern India, from just east of Delhi through all of Nepal, at a scale of 1:1,500,000. (IDA123, $13.95)

India Modern, Traditional Forms and Contemporary Design


by Herbert J.M. Ypma

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A history of modern Indian design and its origins. (IDA186, $29.95)

India Modern, Traditional Forms and Contemporary Design (Pocket Edition)

India Modern, Traditional Forms and Contemporary Design (Pocket Edition)


by Herbert J.M. Ypma

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A pocket-history of modern Indian design and its origins. (IDA187, $12.95)

India North Map

India North Map


by Nelles

  • MAP

A regional map of northern India scaled at 1:1,500,000, with excellent topographic detail and insets of Delhi, Agra, Zanskar & Ladakh. (IDA124, $13.95)

India Northeast Bangladesh Map

India Northeast Bangladesh Map


by Nelles

  • MAP

This regional map (1:1,500,000) covers Arunchal Pradesh, Assam and adjoining Tibet, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma. (IDA98, $13.95)

India Northwest Adventure Map

India Northwest Adventure Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A double-sided full color map of Northwest India at a scale of 1:1,400,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads, waterways and basic travel information. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Two Sides. 20x31 inches. (IDA73, $11.95)

India Unveiled

India Unveiled


by Robert Arnett

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 215 PAGES

A celebration of the people, landscapes and traditional culture of India, organized regionally and featuring 268 beautiful color photographs. It's a revealing, insightful portrait of the country combining history, geography and travelogue. (IDA107, $55.00)

India, A Wounded Civilization

India, A Wounded Civilization


by V.S. Naipaul

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A vivid and unsentimental cultural portrait that draws together conversations with Indians, news reports, politics and literature, paying particular attention to the Hindu confrontation with the West. (IDA224, $12.95)

India, Emerging Power


by Stephen Philip Cohen

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

A critical assessment of India as a world power by a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Cohen looks especially at the relations between India and Pakistan and China, as well as the United States. (IDA263, $22.95)

Indian Balm, Travels Amongst Fakirs And Fire Warriors


by Paul Hyland

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Hylands perceptive, witty account of travels along the Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. (IDA287, $20.00)

Indian Embers


by Lady Rosamund Lawrence

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1991
  • HARD COVER
  • 397 PAGES

First published in 1949, this travelogue is a classic account of a journey through India. (IDA54, $22.95)

Indian Subcontinent Map

Indian Subcontinent Map


by Nelles

  • MAP

A map of all of India as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and parts of Tibet, China and Burma, at a scale of 1:4,500,000. (IDA271, $13.95)

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss


by Kiran Desai

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Alternating between a once grand household in northern India and the life of the cook's son in New York, this novel by the marvelous and wise Desai skewers the aspirations and reality of both worlds. (IDA303, $14.95)

Insight Guide India

Insight Guide India


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

An illustrated overview of India, with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture. Includes introductions to the major temples, forts and wildlife sites and plenty of color photos and maps. (IDA19, $24.99)

Insight Guide Sri Lanka

Insight Guide Sri Lanka


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

An illustrated overview of Sri Lanka with essays on its attractions, history and culture complemented by many pictures and maps. (SRL02, $24.99)

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies


by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

In these nine stories, Lahiri captures the experience of Indians and first-generation Indian-Americans as their marriages shift and fall apart, and their families are threatened by miscarriages, infidelity and the trials of assimilation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. (IDA243, $15.95)

An Introduction to Hinduism

An Introduction to Hinduism


by Gavin D. Flood

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 359 PAGES

A comprehensive overview of the Hinduism, from the basic principles and tenets of the religion to modern variations and controversies. (IDA315, $31.99)

An Invitation to Indian Cooking

An Invitation to Indian Cooking


by Madhur Jaffrey

  • FOOD
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 285 PAGES

An introduction to the food of India, and the diversity of flavors, ingredients, recipes, and styles of preparation and presentation. A classic in its field. (IDA161, $16.95)

Jewel in the Crown

Jewel in the Crown


by Paul Scott

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 462 PAGES

The first book in Scott's addictive Raj Quartet, set in British India in 1942, is a rousing, psychologically complex tale of English colonial rule. (IDA66, $20.00)

Kim

Kim


by Rudyard Kipling

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

For the sheer pleasure of its prose, insight into the British in India and its extraordinary sense of place, you can't do better than Kipling's Great Game classic about a boy who travels the Grand Trunk Road with the Dalai Lama. (IDA65, $9.00)

The Last Jews of Kerala, The Two Thousand Year History of India's Forgotten Jewish Community


by Edna Fernandes

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 228 PAGES

The social history of a remarkable and vanishing Jewish community of southwest India. (IDA547, $24.95)

Lonely Planet India

Lonely Planet India


by Tony Wheeler

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 1229 PAGES

A comprehensive practical guide to India geared for independent travelers. (IDA44, $34.99)

Mahatma Gandhi and his Apostles


by Ved Mehta

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1977
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A vivid examination of the life and work of Gandhi by novelist Ved Mehta. (IDA21, $30.00)

Maximum City, Bombay Lost and Found

Maximum City, Bombay Lost and Found


by Suketu Mehta

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

The tale of the author who, after a 21-year sojourn in New York, returns to his native Bombay, "the biggest, fastest, richest city in India." (IDA252, $17.00)

A Meeting by the River

A Meeting by the River


by Christopher Isherwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Two brothers meeting in India, one a bisexual capitalist and the other a Hindu monk. (IDA114, $16.95)

Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy

Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy


by Ayesha Jalal | Sugata Bose

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 270 PAGES

This scholarly, brief history of India up to the 1990s is particularly good at its coverage of the post-Independence political landscape. It's a popular textbook, co-authored by a Pakistani and an Indian. (IDA192, $41.95)

Monkfish Moon

Monkfish Moon


by Romesh Gunesekera

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • HARD COVER
  • 140 PAGES

In these stories Gunesekera sketches myriad characters, all of whom wonder "what's happened?" as they deal with the reality of a nation embroiled in Tamil-Sinhala strife. (SRL03, $16.95)

Mr. Sampath, The Printer of Malgudi

Mr. Sampath, The Printer of Malgudi


by R. K. Narayan

  • LITERATURE
  • 1981
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A handsome edition of one of Narayan's funniest tales, which features Mr. Sampath, the equanimious printer of a failing local newspaper. When the paper folds, Mr. Sampath finds his editor a new job as a scriptwriter for the movies, and hilarious hijinks ensue. (IDA182, $12.00)

Much Maligned Monsters: A History of European Reactions to Indian Art


by Partha Mitter

  • HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

Mitter presents a fascinating history of Indian art and a parallel history of its fascinated European spectators, ranging from the early days of Asian exploration up through the twentieth century. (IDA285, $32.50)

The Namesake

The Namesake


by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

An intricate and beautifully told tale, Lahiri follows the Ganguli family as they leave Calcutta and settle in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now a feature film, directed by Mira Nair. (IDA292, $15.95)

A Passage to India

A Passage to India


by E.M. Forster

  • LITERATURE
  • 1976
  • PAPER
  • 362 PAGES

Forster's enduring masterpiece of the clash between Indian and British culture tells the story of an Indian official who falls foul of his colonial masters. Centered around an ill-fated trip to the Ajanta caves, this elegant book beautifully evokes the sophistication and savagery of the British Raj. (IDA26, $14.00)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal


by Bikram Grewal

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal. (IDA46, $15.95)

Raj, The Making and Unmaking of British India

Raj, The Making and Unmaking of British India


by Lawrence James

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

An anecdotal, engrossing mostly military history of the East India Company. (IDA87, $27.99)

A River Sutra

A River Sutra


by Gita Mehta

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 291 PAGES

Set on the banks of a fictional Ganges, Mehta's evocative stories of a civil servant weave history, tradition, culture and religion. (IDA43, $15.95)

Rough Guide India

Rough Guide India


by David Abram

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Geared to the independent traveler, this Rough Guide combines an opinionated survey of culture and history with good information on sightseeing, food and accommodations. (IDA86, $31.99)

Running in the Family

Running in the Family


by Michael Ondaatje

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

Award-winning author Ondaatje returns to his native Sri Lanka in this hypnotic travelogue. His lovingly traced family memoirs are interspersed with poetry and ruminations on the island's post-colonial history. (SRL04, $15.00)

Say It in Hindi

Say It in Hindi


by Veena T. Oldenburg

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

A pocket phrasebook. (IDA81, $5.95)

A Silence of Splendor


by Indu Sundaresan

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Arriving in the west India state of Rudrakot where he hopes to find his idealistic brother, who went missing after joining the local struggle for independence from the British, wounded World War II army captain Sam Hawthorne finds his search complicated by his love for the daughter of a political agent. (IDA300, $24.99)

Snakes and Ladders, Glimpses of Modern India

Snakes and Ladders, Glimpses of Modern India


by Gita Mehta

  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 297 PAGES

Essays on contemporary India, culture, politics and personalities, by the profilic writer and thinker. (IDA68, $13.95)

South Asia

South Asia


by Sumit Ganguly

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. (IDA308, $23.00)

A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy


by Vikram Seth

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 1488 PAGES

A modern classic set in Calcutta, Delhi and other northern India cities after Independence, bursting with history, character, and politics. In this outstanding epic novel, Seth displays his cultural sensitivity, historical insight, and poetic creativity. (IDA27, $21.99)

Train to Pakistan, A Novel

Train to Pakistan, A Novel


by Khushwant Singh

  • LITERATURE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 226 PAGES

This novel, set during the violence following the 1947 creation of Pakistan by the British, follows the inhabitants of a fictional Punjab village. (IDA264, $16.00)

Travelers' Tales India

Travelers' Tales India


by James O'Reilly | Larry Habegger

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

A collection of 45 descriptive and thought-provoking short excerpts on Indian life and culture, including contributions from Rushdie, Naipaul and Dalrymple, plus some valuable excerpts from books long out of print. (IDA05, $19.95)

A Traveller's History of India

A Traveller's History of India


by Sinharaja Tammita-Delgoda

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A condensed introduction to the themes and events that have shaped India from prehistory to Rajiv Gandhi's rule. (IDA57, $14.95)

Travels Along the Edge

Travels Along the Edge


by David Noland

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 410 PAGES

A well-considered compendium 40 offbeat, demanding or just-plain-fun fun adventurous trips around the world. (TRV02, $19.00)

White Mughals

White Mughals


by William Dalrymple

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

A portrayal of the experiences of "white mughals," 18th- and 19th-century British colonialists who adopted traditional Indian lifestyles and took Indian women as their brides. (IDA233, $20.00)

Wild India, The Wildlife of India and Nepal

Wild India, The Wildlife of India and Nepal


by Guy Mountefort | Gerald Cubitt

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

An informative introduction to the natural history of the region in a handsome oversize volume. With hundreds of extraordinary photographs of the wildlife and landscapes of the Himalayas, the Indo-Ganges Plain and the Deccan. (IDA02, $29.95)

A Woman's Asia

A Woman's Asia


by Marybeth Bond

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 310 PAGES

These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller. (ASA49, $17.95)

The Wonder House

The Wonder House


by Justine Hardy

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 386 PAGES

A vivid a sensual novel revolving around Gracie Singh, a Yorkshirewoman who has been living on a houseboat on Nagin since the death of her Indian husband. (IDA302, $24.00)

World Religions: Eastern Traditions

World Religions: Eastern Traditions


by Willard G. Oxtoby

  • RELIGION
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 515 PAGES

A clear and insightful introduction to Eastern religions by a team of scholars, covering Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist and East Asian traditions. Scholarly, but still rewarding for the general reader. (ASA07, $89.95)

 

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