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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

IDA654
Katherine Boo
Random House
2014
304
081297932X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and writer at The New Yorker, Boo turns her four years among the people of a Mumbai slum into an absorbing tale of the clash of India, new and old, prosperous and disenfranchised.
$17.00

What the Buddha Taught

SEA41
Walpola Sri Rahula
Grove Press
1994
151
0802130313
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A classic introduction to Buddhism by a respected monk and scholar from Sri Lanka. Provides translations from original texts with explanations for Western readers. A good foundation for anyone interested in understanding the foundations of Buddhism.
$16.00

Running in the Family

SRL04
Michael Ondaatje
Random House
1993
207
0679746692
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Eyewitness Guide Malaysia & Singapore

SGP12
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
356
1465440054
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A visually stunning guide to Singapore and surroundings, featuring hundreds of photographs and illustrations, detailed city maps, and information on history, culture and attractions.
$25.00

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

Malaysia Adventure Map

MYA87
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956145
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows Malaysia at 1:850,000 and 1:1,200,000. Printed on water- and tear-proof paper.
$11.95

India Northwest Adventure Map

IDA73
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
156695598X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Singapore

SGP16
Angela Milligan
Kuperard
2006
168
1857333187
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people.
$9.95

Insight Guide Sri Lanka

SRL02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
328
1780053231
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Sri Lanka with essays on its attractions, history and culture complemented by many pictures and maps.
$24.99

Lonely Planet South India & Kerala

IDA188
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
544
178657148X
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

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 Tiger in the Kitchen

SGP24
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
Hyperion
2011
296
1401341284
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful and delightful tale of culinary homecoming, Tan, a freelance writer in New York, attempts to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore during one Lunar Calendar year.
$14.99

Mangoes & Curry Leaves, Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

IDA320
Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
Workman Publishing Company
2005
416
1579652522
HARD COVER
Food
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
In this latest book the roving, food-loving authors (Hot Sour Salty Sweet, Item SEA80) travel the seven countries of the Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, collecting not only 200 recipes but also engaging tales of the people, history and adventures. With color photographs of food and places throughout.
$50.00

Arrow of the Blue-Skinned God

IDA250
Jonah Blank
Grove Press
2000
370
0802137334
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Blank's entertaining portrait of contemporary India and Sri Lanka mixes reporting, anecdote and myth as he travels, sometimes in the footsteps of India's great hero Rama.
$18.00

Buddha

REL09
Karen Armstrong
Penguin Putnam
2004
240
0143034367
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A concise, thought-provoking biography of the Buddha in the Penguin Lives series, written by one of the foremost experts on world religions.
$16.00

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

The Cage, The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers

SRL31
Gordon Weiss
Consortium
2012
342
1934137545
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.
$19.95

The Spice Route, A History

ASA52
John Keay
University of California Press
2007
288
0520254163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
John Keay draws on ancient logs, traveler's accounts and maps for this rousing history of trade in cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, pepper, gums, resins and other costly goods from antiquity to the 17th century.
$29.95

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Indiscreet Memories, 1901 Singapore through the Eyes of a Colonial Englishman

SGP18
Edwin A. Brown
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2007
248
9810586914
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Brown observes day-to-day life as well as extraordinary events -- like a tiger run amok -- in excellent detail in this eyewitness account of Singapore at the turn of the 19th century.
$15.95

Maximum City, Bombay Lost and Found

IDA252
Suketu Mehta
Vintage Books
2005
528
0375703403
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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."
$17.00

Not Quite Paradise, An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka

SRL20
Adele Barker
Beacon Press
2010
320
0807000612
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A deft, nuanced account of an American's year-and-a-half teaching stint. Baker weaves information about the history, traditions and daily life of Sri Lanka with reports on the 30-year war between the government and the Tamils, as well as the devastating 2004 tsunami.
$18.00

The Age of Kali, Indian Travels and Encounters

IDA152
William Dalrymple
Vintage Books
2012
392
0307948900
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A journalist stationed in Delhi, Dalrymple recounts his travels and interviews, including memorable encounters with Tamil tigers, Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan. Humorous, insightful and well-informed.
$16.95

The Teardrop Island, Following Victorian Footsteps Across Sri Lanka

SRL34
Cherry Briggs
Independent Publishers Group
2015
320
1849534144
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this engaging travelogue, a young biology teacher retraces the footsteps of a British nobleman who was a government official in Sri Lanka. Along the way, she compares the country’s colonial past against its contemporary realities.
$13.95

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

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

SRL35
Nayomi Munaweera
St. Martin's Press
2016
256
1250051878
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A passionate portrait of place, Munaweera’s debut novel follows the lives of two ordinary Sri Lankans as they are shaped by a brutal civil war. Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize for Asia.
$15.99

Shantaram, A Novel

IDA395
Gregory David Roberts
St. Martin's Press
2005
944
0312330537
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the underworld of contemporary Mumbai, this epic page-turner follows the exploits of an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of the Indian metropolis.
$17.99

The Glass Palace

IDA173
Amitav Ghosh
Random House
2002
474
0375758771
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Moor's Last Sigh

IDA89
Salman Rushdie
Pantheon Books
1997
435
0679744665
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sweeping family epic that tackles many of the most complex aspects about Indian culture. In his characteristically rich prose, Rushdie tells the history of India, set among the spice traders of Cochin.
$16.00

The Singapore Grip

SGP13
JG Farrell
NYRB
2005
572
1590171365
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of a trio of remarkable historical novels by J.G. Farrell, its centerpiece is the Japanese invasion of British-ruled Singapore. Ranging all over the colony from the slums to posh clubs and cricket fields, it's an evocative portrait of the colonial city in peace and war.
$18.95

The Sri Lanka Reader, History, Culture, Politics

SRL23
John Clifford Holt (Editor)
Duke
2011
816
0822349825
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An exhaustive and literate sourcebook of Sri Lanka composed of myriad selections ranging from historical accounts to newspaper articles, essays, poems and modern analysis. Part of the World Readers series.
$34.95

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

Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore

MSA26
Alan Pearson (Illustrator), Allen Jeyarajasingam
Oxford University Press
2012
484
0199639434
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 74 exquisite color plates by Alan Pearson, this second edition of the respected field guide covers the 673 species of the region.
$65.00

Sri Lankan Wildlife, A Visitor's Guide

SRL18
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Bradt Publications
2007
144
1841621749
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Bradt's slim, photographic overview of Sri Lanka's wildlife can be read in a few sittings or as a field reference. The British guide-makers profile the island's incredible biodiversity with maps and charts, key species, identification tips and more.
$23.95

More Books

Collected Short Stories, Volume 4

SEA01
W. Somerset Maugham
Penguin
1995
464
0140185925
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Maugham can evoke turn-of-the-century colonial Asia like no other. This collection of stories features many set in Malaysia, Borneo and other Southeast Asian locales, including the well-known tale "The Letter."
$18.00

King Rat

ASA03
James Clavell
Dell
1986
480
0440145465
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first in Clavell's acclaimed Asia series, this book describes the life of a POW in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II, richly evocative of its setting
$9.99

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

India Adventure Map

IDA18
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
0921463723
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The most detailed shaded relief map (at a scale of 1:2,100,000) of India available.
$12.95

Lord Jim

SEA03
Joseph Conrad
Penguin
2007
354
0141441615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1900, this novel has become a classic: the story of a young British sailor in Malaysia who abandons ship in a moment of cowardice, an act that marks his life forever.
$8.00

Reef

SRL05
Romesh Gunesekera
Riverhead Books
1996
190
1573225339
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This slim novel tells the story of modern Sri Lanka through the eyes of a servant and his oblivious master. Haunting and atmospheric.
$14.00

Funny Boy

SRL01
Shyam Selvadurai
William Morrow & Company
2015
320
0062392980
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

Malaysia Map

MSA08
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2012
2
0794607047
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome map covering Peninsular Malaysia (and Singapore) and Malaysian Borneo.
$8.95

Sri Lanka Map

SRL08
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865740715
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, colorful map of the island, at a scale of 1:450,000.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

MSA13
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
640
1743210299
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to both Peninsula Malaysia and the islands, featuring 80 maps, sections on outdoor activities, a language guide and extensive coverage of Singapore and Brunei.
$27.99

Anil's Ghost

SRL10
Michael Ondaatje
Vintage Books
2001
320
0375724370
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ondaatje's novel follows the exploits of a forensic anthropologist, born in Sri Lanka but educated in America, who returns to her homeland to help uncover the truth behind a series of organized murders.
$15.95

Footprint Malaysia & Singapore

SGP09
Jane Bickersteth, Joshua Eliot
Footprint Handbooks
2010
740
1906098999
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, informative guide to Singapore, all of peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.
$25.95

A New History of India

IDA225
Stanley Wolpert
Oxford University Press
2008
560
0195337565
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wolpert writes clearly, insightfully, and sometimes provocatively about the 4,000 years of India's complex history in this very readable one-volume history. An excellent introduction.
$69.95

Lonely Planet Sri Lanka

SRL13
Verity Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
336
1742208029
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Sri Lanka features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$24.99

An Introduction to Buddhism

REL22
Peter Harvey
Cambridge University Press
2012
552
0521676746
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Harvey's wide-ranging overview of Buddhist thought, teachings and practice across the Buddhist world includes an excellent treatment of the varieties of Theravada Buddhism.
$36.99

Bradt Guide Sri Lanka

SRL17
Royston Ellis
Bradt Publications
2014
320
1841624853
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed overview of Sri Lanka, its history, wildlife, culture and major attractions, geared for the independent traveler.
$24.99

Sacred Games

IDA344
Vikram Chandra
HarperCollins
2007
964
0061130354
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The much-heralded novel set in the underworld of Mumbai.
$27.95

My Bombay Kitchen, Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking

IDA520
Niloufer Ichaporia King, Alice Waters (Introduction)
University of California Press
2007
338
0520249607
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A detailed guide to the culinary traditions of the Parsi population of India features 165 tempting recipes that capture one of India's most colorful regional cuisines and offers a personal overview of the ideas, tastes, ingredients, and cooking techniques of Parsi cuisine.
$39.95

Govind Narayan's Mumbai

IDA532
Govind Narayan
Voyageur Press
2008
416
1843312778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Narayan (1815-1865) describes Mumbai’s daily life, its people and its institutions in this classic account of the city in the 19th century.
$80.00

Culture Smart! Sri Lanka

IDA537
Emma Boyle
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334760
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Evening Is the Whole Day

MSA22
Preeta Samarasan
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
352
0547237898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in post-colonial Malaysia, this richly textured debut novel depicts the unraveling of a wealthy family and the six-year-old daughter left reeling from losses and departures. Samarasan's unflinching yet tender examination of one immigrant family's experience exposes the complexities and layered history of Malaysia itself.
$19.99

Mumbai Fables

IDA610
Gyan Prakash
Princeton University Press
2011
424
0691153175
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Starting from the catastrophic floods and terrorist attacks of recent years, Prakash reaches back to the sixteenth-century Portuguese conquest to reveal the stories behind Mumbai's historic journey.
$25.95

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

SRL29
Shehan Karunatilaka
Graywolf Press
2012
397
1555976115
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A retired hard-drinking sports journalist searches for truths about cricket and about Sri Lanka in this daring first novel, winner of the 2012 Commonwealth Prize. "This fabulously enjoyable read will keep you entertained and rooting for the protagonist until the very end, while delivering startling truths about cricket and about Sri Lanka," said Margaret Busby, chair of the prize.
$16.00

Love Mumbai

IDA389
Fiona Caulfeld
Love Travel Guides
2013
192
8191024853
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully made, affectionate guide, printed on hand-made paper, captures the soul of the city, pointing with authority to neighborhoods, shops, markets, restaurants and attractions.
$50.00

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Keeping Corner

IDA522
Kashmira Sheth
Hyperion
2009
281
0786838590
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Set in a Gujarat village, this coming-of-age story intertwines 12-year-old Leela's personal growth with Ghandi's independence movement. When Leela's future husband dies, she is imprisoned according to tradition, but the independence and modernization of India brings hope for her future.
$7.99

Sold

IDA523
Patricia McCormick
Hyperion
2008
263
0786851724
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A haunting, gritty free-verse novel for young adults about a young woman from Nepal sold into prostitution in Calcutta, told beautifully and realistically.
$8.99