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India, A Sacred Geography

IDA634
Diana L. Eck
Crown
2013
576
0385531923
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard, Diana Eck turns her interest in temples and places of pilgrimage into a celebration of the diversity of popular religious traditions in India in this richly rewarding travelogue.
$16.00

Lonely Planet South India & Kerala

IDA188
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
544
1743216777
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring maps and a good overview of culture, history and nature as well as information on accommodations, excursions and sightseeing.
$27.99

India South Map

IDA69
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865743091
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, double-sided regional map of India south of Mumbai, including Sri Lanka and the Andaman and Nicobar islands, at a scale of 1:1,500,000. With maps of Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Chennai and Thiruvananthapuram.
$13.95

Blue Guide India

IDA631
Sam Miller
Blue Guides
2011
800
1905131534
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Known for its outstanding coverage of ancient history and archaeology, this Blue Guide to India offers comprehensive coverage of the country's art, culture and archaeology.
$29.95

Footprint Cambodia Handbook

SEA23
Andrew Spooner
Footprint Handbooks
2015
288
1910120235
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide packed with history, sightseeing information and essential travel details.
$24.99

Lonely Planet India Phrasebook

IDA538
Omkar Koul
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
400
1741794803
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$12.99

Southern India, A Guide to Monuments, Sites and Museums

IDA702
George Michell
2014
580
8174369201
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guidebook’s itineraries and maps cover Southern India’s major historical monuments. The hundreds of places it catalogs are found in a wide variety of sites around Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Karnataka, Hampi, Hyderabad and many others.
$14.95

A History of Cambodia

CBD27
David Chandler
Perseus
2007
312
0813343631
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent, scholarly history from early civilization through the rise of Angkor, French colonial period, Vietnamization of Cambodia, Khmer Rouge and Coup de Force of 1997.
$45.00

A Social History of the Deccan, 1300-1761, Eight Indian Lives

IDA555
Richard M. Eaton
Cambridge University Press
2008
236
0521716276
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this fascinating account of one of the least known parts of South Asia, Richard Eaton recounts the history of the Deccan plateau in southern India from the 14th century to the rise of European colonialism.
$40.99

Digging For The Truth: Angkor Wat: The Eighth Wonder

CBD85
Josh Bernstein
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
1422903206
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Host Hunter Ellis travels deep into the Cambodian jungle to explore the magnificent stone temple complex Angkor Wat built in the early twelfth century. The program was originally produced as an episode of the History Channel's Digging for the Truth in 2007 and features Damian Evans.
$24.98

India

IDA04
Stanley Wolpert
University of California Press
2009
281
0520260325
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wolpert's reflections on India -- its religion and philosophy, its art, culture and politics -- make for a literate, succinct primer.
$34.95

Once the Buddha Was a Monkey, Arya Sura's Jatakamala

IDA357
Arya Sura, Peter Khoroche (Translator), Wendy Doniger (Foreword)
University of Chicago Press
2006
0226782158
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
These 34 entertaining, instructive tales not only illustrate Buddhist virtue and mischief but also depict life in the courts and countryside of ancient India.
$34.00

Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal, Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism

REL82
Todd Thornton Lewis, Tuladhar, Laabh Ratna
State University of New York Press
2000
236
0791446123
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
This scholarly work demonstrates how ritual texts and narratives have influenced the religious culture of the Newars of Kathmandu, the last surviving South Asian Mahayana Buddhist society.
$31.95

The Life of Hinduism

IDA374
John Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
University of California Press
2006
337
0520249143
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A series of essays that present Hinduism as a vibrant and vital religion, with emphasis on the multifaceted world of Hindu worship and the identity issues of Hindus faced with globalization.
$34.95

When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution

CBD86
Elizabeth Becker
Hachette
1998
636
1891620002
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
One of the best and most comprehensive reports on the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that killed a quarter of the Cambodian population in just four years. Includes a chapter on modern Cambodia.
$25.00

World Religions Today

REL81
John L. Esposito, Darrell J. Fasching, Todd Lewis
Oxford University Press
2011
609
0199759510
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the significance of religion in contemporary life and culture, this volume explores several major traditions including Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions and new religions, connecting contemporary religions to classical belief systems.
$89.95

Art & Architecture of Cambodia

CBD41
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
050020375X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jessup includes not just Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei but also lesser-known recent discoveries in the surrounding jungle in this illustrated overview in the World of Art series.
$16.95

Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India

IDA75
Diana L. Eck
Columbia University Press
1998
115
0231112653
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Tremendously useful for the traveler, this rigorous guide explains the significance and meaning of Hindu temples, festivals and ritual. Darsan, which translates as "seeing," reveals religious expression in India.
$25.00

Indian Art

IDA185
Vidya Dehejia
Phaidon Press
1998
448
0714834963
PAPER
Art & Architecture
5/1/2010
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated, very readable history of Indian art and architecture. It considers the religious and intellectual contexts of three thousand years of Indian art, including the modern era.
$29.95

Masterpieces of the National Museum of Cambodia

CBD64
Helen Ibbitson Jessup
Antique Collectors Club
2007
112
9995083604
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of 80 of Cambodia's sculptural treasures, with extended, multilingual captions for each work as well as a historical preface, a chronology and bibliography. Photographs are in full color.
$25.00

The Ajanta Caves, Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India

IDA316
Benoy Behl
Thames & Hudson
2005
256
0500285012
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully photographed overview of the ancient murals and paintings of the life of Buddha carved into a hillside in western India.
$34.95

Nine Lives, In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

IDA587
William Dalrymple
Alfred Knopf
2011
256
0307474461
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From Sufi dervish and Buddhist monk to outcast and temple worshiper: nine people, nine lives, all captured by Dalrymple as he journeys throughout India in search of remarkable individuals transformed by religion. At turns bemusing, dazzling and heart-wrenching.
$16.00

The Gods Drink Whiskey

CBD46
Stephen T. Asma
HarperCollins
2006
288
0060834501
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Asma writes with verve and wit in this eye-opening account of his year-long stint teaching at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh. His account is both an overview of Theravada Buddhism and a down-to-earth portrait of contemporary Cambodia.
$14.99

Malgudi Days

IDA59
R. K. Narayan
Penguin
2006
272
0143039652
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Wonderful tales from one of India's foremost writers about a fictional South Indian town populated by quirky characters whose unique approaches to tradition and modernity are the stuff of great short stories.
$17.00

Midnight's Children

IDA12
Salman Rushdie
Random House
2006
533
0812976533
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Crowned Best of the Booker in 2008, Rushdie's greatest novel is a madcap, comic take on the birth of modern India in all its splendid and unexpected manifestations.
$18.00

Mirrorwork, 50 Years of Indian Writing 1947-1997

IDA293
Salman Rushdie (Editor), Elizabeth West (Editor)
Henry Holt
1997
554
0805057102
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A selection of 20th-century Indian prose, both fiction and non-fiction, compiled by Salman Rushdie and featuring work by Jawaharlal Nehru, R.K. Narayan, Satyajit Ray, Amit Chaudhuri and Vikram Seth. Published in celebration of India's 50 years of independence.
$27.00

Sugata Saurabha an Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha

NPL84
Chitta Dhar Hridaya, Todd Lewis (Contributor), Subarna Man Tuladhar (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2009
404
019534183X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem, first published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, that retells the story of the Buddha’s life with compelling artistry and nuance while communicating his basic teachings with simplicity and clarity. This rendering will appeal to scholars of Buddhism for its humanizing view of the Buddha while offering an introduction to his life and teachings.
$36.95

The Mango Season

IDA257
Amulya Malladi
Ballantine Books
2004
229
0345450310
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A marvelously evocative novel of life in South India, in which the prodigal daughter returns home. The pleasure and importance of food in the novel (which includes recipes) underscores the tension between modern and traditional.
$16.00

The Ramayana, A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

IDA311
R. K. Narayan
Penguin
2006
157
0143039679
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The great Indian novelist's translation of the adventures of the god Vishnu incarnated as Prince Rama, the Hindu epic tale of heroism, love and fate.
$16.00

The Red Carpet, Bangalore Stories

IDA549
Lavanya Sankaran
Bantam Doubleday
2006
214
0385338201
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Born in Bangalore and educated at Bryn Mawr, Sankaran perfectly captures the region's characteristic collision of traditional and modern in these wry stories.
$13.00

Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

FG43
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2012
384
0691049106
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Thoroughly revised, with 73 new plates and many others updated or repainted, the second edition of the masterful Birds of India now features all maps and text opposite the plates for quicker and easier reference.
$39.50

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A Fine Balance

IDA92
Rohinton Mistry
Vintage Books
1997
624
140003065X
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Set in 1975 in an unnamed Indian "city by the sea," this tender novel follows the intermingled fortunes of a Parsi widow, her boarder and two tailors. A Booker Prize finalist.
$17.00

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons, A Journey Among the Women of India

IDA37
Elisabeth Bumiller
Fawcett
1991
220
0449906140
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully written and fascinating portrayal of Indian women from Bollywood stars to Indira Gandhi to prostitutes. It's an insightful portrait of the country as seen through the eyes of its women.
$16.00

India, A Concise History

IDA139
Francis Watson
Thames & Hudson
2002
200
0500283737
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated history in the fine series from Thames & Hudson.
$18.95

Gandhi, An Autobiography, or the Story of My Experiments with Truth

IDA163
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Beacon Press
1993
528
0486245934
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
There is no substitute for reading Gandhi in his own simple, direct prose. A highly recommended glimpse into the personality and life of this remarkable figure.
$16.95

Goa, and the Blue Mountains or Six Months of Sick Leave

IDA259
Richard Francis Burton
University of California Press
1992
400
0520076117
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A facsimile edition of Burton's first book, an account of travels in Goa, the Nilgiri mountains and cities along the Malabar Coast of southwestern India, first published in 1851.
$33.95

In Spite of the Gods

IDA349
Edward Luce
Alfred Knopf
2008
346
1400079772
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Luce tackles the challenges and reality of the world's largest democracy with insight and balance in this portrait of a nation in transition.
$16.95

Ancient India, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of India's Past

IDA568
Anita Dalal
2007
64
1426300700
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A captivating, illustrated overview of the ancient civilizations of the Lower Indus Valley for ages 10 and up. With hundreds of color photographs, maps, glossary and interviews, it's an excellent introduction to archaeology for readers of all ages (and their parents). A National Geographic publication.
$17.95

Bombay Smiles

IDA609
Jaume Sanllorente
Paul Dry Books
2009
173
1589880552
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A beautifully simple memoir by a man from Barcelona whose vacation to India became a life-altering mission to save an orphanage and its surrounding community in Mumbai.
$12.00