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Hidden Rajasthan

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Item EXIDA385. Buy these 3 items as a set for $59 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

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

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

Love Jaipur, Rajasthan

IDA590
Fiona Caulfield
Love Travel Guides
2015
172
819102487X
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The exuberant Caulfield includes her favorite palaces and places, experiences, get-aways, markets, shops and must-sees in this rather remarkable, carefully curated hand-crafted guide. With sections on Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Agra and Rajasthan.
$50.00

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

Monumental India

IDA588
Amit Pasricha (Photographer)
Abrams
2008
224
0865651973
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pasricha's dramatic photographs show the splendor and variety of northern India, from Hindu and Jain temple complexes, imposing Islamic tombs and mosques, to serene Buddhist monasteries and stupas, colonial and royal palaces and majestic forts.
$175.00

Ramayana, Divine Loophole

IDA595
Sanjay Patel
Chronicle Books
2010
208
081187107X
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Pixar animator Sanjay Patel uses whimsical illustrations to retell the beloved epic from Hindu mythology. Over 100 colorful full-spread illustrations bring the adventures of Rama to life as he endeavors to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king.
$29.95

World Religions: Eastern Traditions

ASA07
Willard G. Oxtoby (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2014
515
0199002819
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$94.95

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

Dreaming in Hindi, Coming Awake in Another Language

IDA565
Katherine Russell Rich
Lightning Source
2010
384
0547336934
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Rich skewers the hilarity and challenges of taking on not just a new language but also a new culture in this spirited tale of life in Udaipur.
$20.95

Empires of the Indus, The Story of a River

PKN25
Alice Albinia
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
368
0393338606
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Albinia follows the great river from Pakistan upstream and back in time, tracing 2,000 miles of geography and five millennia of history.
$16.95

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.
$18.00

India, A Traveler's Literary Companion

IDA598
Chandrahas Choudhury (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2010
256
1883513243
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Each of these 14 stories evokes place and landscape, providing an excellent introduction both to contemporary writers and to India's diverse cultures and history.
$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

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 Romantics

IDA143
Pankaj Mishra
Doubleday
2001
272
0385720807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The story of a Brahmin youth who travels to the holy city of Benares and falls in with a motley crew of Westerners enamored of India.
$16.00

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Culture Smart! India

IDA298
Becky Stephen
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338405
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated guide to both social and business customs in India.
$11.99

Love Delhi

IDA403
Fiona Caulfeld
Love Travel Guides
2013
184
8191024845
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Packaged in very fashionable locally woven cloth, this beautifully made, discerning guide captures the soul of the city, pointing with authority to neighborhoods, shops, markets, restaurants and attractions. A labor of love by the Bangalore-based Fiona Caulfield and friends. Third edition.
$50.00

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

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

Shadow Princess

IDA596
Indu Sundaresan
Atria Books
2011
352
1416548807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Princess Jahanara’s story, replete with sibling rivalries, unfulfilled love and her father's grief, is set against the construction of her mother’s tomb, the Taj Mahal, in this third installment in the bestselling Taj Mahal trilogy.
$17.00

Camel

BST149
Robert Irwin
Reaktion Books
2010
224
1861896492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Irwin traces the camel from its origins to its role in the development of Arabic society to the present -- including the plight of camel herders in Darfur and its endangered status in Mongolia and China -- in this illustrated, informed survey of the camel and its role in society and history.
$19.95

The Case of the Missing Servant

IDA606
Tarquin Hall
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2010
310
1439172374
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Portly, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi, India's Most Private Investigator Vish Puri cuts a determined swath through modern India's swindlers, cheats and murderers in Delhi in this first novel in the series by Tarquin Hall.
$16.00

Mughal India, Splendours of the Peacock Throne

IDA50
Valerie Berinstain, Paul Bahn (Translator)
Thames & Hudson UK
1998
159
0810928566
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This illustrated pocket guide presents the history, culture and splendor of the Mughal court and its celebrated architecture in hundreds of archival photographs and drawings.
$15.95

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

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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