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Heart of India: Tigers, Tribes & the Taj

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXIDA319

Item EXIDA319. Buy these 4 items as a set for $82 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Taj Mahal

IDA528
Giles Tillotson, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2008
190
0674031865
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enlightening pocket guide to the myth, meaning and legends of the celebrated tomb, "the queen of architecture."
$16.00

Eyewitness Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

IDA151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
312
1465428259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With chapters on the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Red Fort and dozens of other highlights for the traveler, this compact, gorgeously illustrated guide to Delhi and its environs features 900 color photographs, maps and site plans.
$25.00

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

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

IDA06
William Dalrymple
Penguin Putnam
2003
350
0142001007
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Dalrymple infectiously interweaves his own experiences over a year in Delhi with its art, architecture, history and literature.
$17.00

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

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

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

Hindu Art and Architecture

IDA147
George Michell
Thames & Hudson
2000
224
0500203377
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent survey of Hindu art and architecture, explaining the meaning and construction of principal images and buildings, as well as the development of Hinduism and the corpus of myths that have influenced its artistic tradition.
$19.95

Taj Mahal

IDA108
M.C. Joshi, Jean-Louis Nou (Photographer), Amina Okada
Abbeville Publishing Group
1993
231
1558596178
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This lavish portrait features 158 full-color photographs (including four magnificent foldout panels) by the extraordinary Jean-Louis Nou. With grand exterior views, filigreed inscriptions and bejeweled floral mosaics.
$75.00

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.
$18.00

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

The Jungle Book

IDA313
Rudyard Kipling
Puffin
2009
240
0141325291
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mowgli, an Indian boy adopted by wolves, learns the ways of the jungle as he grows up in the company of cobras, panthers, bears and tigers. Kipling set his adventures in what is now Kanha National Park.
$5.99

The White Tiger, A Novel

IDA542
Aravind Adiga
Free Press
2008
288
1416562605
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mordant, funny, angry, horrifying, this Booker Prize-winning tale of a village pauper turned success (and murderer) skewers the ambition, inequity and corruption of 21st-century India.
$16.00

Travelers' Tales India

IDA05
James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
Traveler's Tales
2004
496
1932361014
PAPER
Anthology
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

India: Kingdom of the Tiger

IDA248
Bruce Neibaur (Director)
Slingshot
2002
6307391960
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This dazzling film of tigers in the wild and pioneering conservation efforts was filmed on location at Bhandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
$19.99

More Books

Indian Art, A Concise History

IDA16
Roy C. Craven
Thames & Hudson
1997
256
0500203024
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This convenient volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series is a crisp, illustrated overview of the range of Indian art over the centuries.
$29.95

India, A Million Mutinies Now

IDA14
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2011
520
0307739732
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this engaging classic Naipaul interviews people from various castes all across India, provocatively concluding that this collection of competing interests adds to India's strength.
$17.95

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

Insight Guide India

IDA19
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
520
1780057253
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.99

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

IDA46
B. Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1998
144
0883590344
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal.
$15.95

A Traveller's History of India

IDA57
Sinharaja Tammita-Delgoda
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
288
156656445X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A condensed introduction to the themes and events that have shaped India from prehistory to Rajiv Gandhi's rule.
$14.95

Kim

IDA65
Rudyard Kipling
Penguin
2011
432
0141442379
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$10.00

The Idea of India

IDA160
Sunil Khilnani
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1999
263
0374525919
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Khilnani confronts the complexities, paradoxes and challenges of the nation in this brief, elegant survey of India since independence.
$17.00

India, A Wounded Civilization

IDA224
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2003
208
1400030757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra

IDA238
Abigail Hole
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
256
1742205771
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Rajasthan, featuring 36 maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$26.99

Spell of the Tiger, The Man-eaters of Sundarbans

IDA524
Sy Montgomery
Chelsea Green Publishing
2009
240
160358059X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Montgomery weaves her travels with the Sundarbans with local legends, religion and the natural history of the Bay of Bengal, home to the largest population of tigers on Earth.
$24.95

India Calling, An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

IDA623
Anand Giridharadas
St. Martin's Press
2013
273
0805091777
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new.
$16.99

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

India Northwest Adventure Map

IDA73
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
3865742335
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

For Kids

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