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INDIA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $102 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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide India

IDA265
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2014
800
1465411844
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handsome, beautifully illustrated guide to India. It features color photographs, history and plenty of background information.
$30.00

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

CultureShock! India

IDA767
Lynelle Seow
Marshall Cavendish
2017
304
9814561479
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Ideal for those living in, working in or simply soaking up India, this overview of culture and etiquette features history, traditions, beliefs, cuisine and leisure activities as well as hints for language-learners and business people.
$15.95

Lonely Planet Hindi, Urdu & Bengali Phrasebook & Dictionary

IDA749
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
304
1786570203
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Curry, A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

IDA319
Lizzie Collingham
Oxford University Press
2007
352
0195320018
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cultural history with recipes is appetizingly organized as a menu (biryani, vindaloo, chai, etc.). Collingham explores the origins and spread of Indian food and the interplay between Muslim, Hindu, Portuguese and British traditions on the subcontinent.
$1,325.50

A Free Man

IDA689
Aman Sethi
W. W. Norton & Company
2013
230
0393346609
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Sethi conjures Mohammed Ashraf and his indelible group of day laborer friends in the Old Delhi Railway Station in this searing portrait of life -- and injustice -- in contemporary India.
$15.95

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

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.
$17.95

India

IDA739
Steve McCurry, William Dalrymple (Introduction)
Phaidon Press
2015
208
0714869961
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
By turns beautiful, uplifting and affecting, this portfolio is by one of the most admired and decorated photographers working today. The vast array of pictures is a superb tribute to the world’s most colorful country. Includes an introduction by Scottish travel writing virtuoso William Dalrymple.
$59.95

India Becoming

IDA646
Akash Kapur
Antique Collector's Club
2013
304
1594488193
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Kapur returns to the country of his birth for this revealing and rich tapestry of contemporary India as told through the lives of ordinary people.
$16.00

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

India, A Short History

IDA701
Andrew Robinson
Thames & Hudson
2014
248
0500251991
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Robinson’s inviting introduction to India chronicles the rise and fall of India’s kingdoms and the unified nation’s eventual economic decline, which led to the British subjugation of the Mughal Empire in the mid-19th century.
$24.95

India, In Word and Image

IDA540
Eric Meola (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2013
272
1599620499
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Meola deftly pairs colorful photographs of people, traditions, art and architecture with choice quotations by Salman Rushdie, R. K. Narayan, Jhumpa Lahiri and others in this dazzling visual celebration of the culture and pageantry of India.
$60.00

India, Land of Tigers and Temples

IDA742
Axel Gomille
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
160
1909612472
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In his book of photographs, acclaimed wildlife photographer Axel Gomille brings readers up-close and personal with the exotic world of the Indian subcontinent. His simple, yet intriguing, collection includes tigers, sloth bears and elephants as well as holy sites and scenes of everyday life around the subcontinent.
$39.95

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

Midnight's Descendants, A History of South Asia Since Partition

ASA96
John Keay
Hachette
2014
392
0465021808
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating history of South Asian countries India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, their interconnectedness and present challenges.
$29.99

Rogue Elephant, Harnessing the Power of India's Unruly Democracy

IDA700
Simon Denyer
Bloomsbury USA
2014
384
162040608X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An astute examination of contemporary Indian politics and economics. Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post, writes on the crisis of confidence in the world's largest democracy.
$30.00

The End of Karma, Hope and Fury Among India's Young

IDA747
Somini Sengupta
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
256
0393071006
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Seeing contemporary India through a new lens, this journalistic portrait profiles young people who are forging a new India through political uprising, the demanding of more rights for women and a break with traditional Indian societies.
$26.95

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

Picturing India: People, Places, and the World of the East India Company

IDA766
John McAleer
University of Washington Press
2017
224
0295742933
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the British Library collection, this book shows the increasingly important role the East India Company held in India, presenting a detailed portrait of this complicated relationship through images produced by artists and travelers in the 18th a
$39.95

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

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

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

Incarnations, A History of India in Fifty Lives

IDA751
Sunil Khilnani
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2016
464
0374175497
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This sophisticated and entertaining collection of bite-sized biographies move well beyond Mahatma Gandhi to the warriors and film stars, entrepreneurs and corporate titans who have made India extraordinary.
$30.00

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

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

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

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 God of Small Things

IDA31
Arundhati Roy
Random House
2008
336
0812979656
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This luminous, Booker Prize-winning novel is part mystery, part family saga -- a tale of lost innocence set in Kerala during the tumult of the 1960s.
$17.00

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

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

IDA758
Bikram Grewal
Princeton University Press
2017
792
0691176493
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
All of the greater Indian Subcontinent's birds are represented in this Princeton field guide. Designed for easy field identification, it profiles over 1,375 species with over 4,000 color photos, up-to-date maps and the latest distribution information.
$45.00

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

India Wildlife, A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Animals

IDA728
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
158355940X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. It features more than 140 creatures often seen in India (from tigers and lions to flying lizards) with full-color images and text. Part of the great Pocket Naturalist series.
$7.95

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

The Conch Bearer

IDA317
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Scholastic Inc.
2005
0689872429
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A marvelous, mystical novel for ages 9-11, which follows a young boy from the streets of Calcutta to the Himalayas, beautifully evoking the sights and sounds of India.
$8.99

Rickshaw Girl

IDA353
Mitali Perkins, Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
Random House
2008
96
1580893090
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Naima is a young Bangladeshi girl hesitating between her expected role as a woman in her traditional culture and the desire to help her family earn money. A sweet story about a talented and independent girl, and a fascinating window into another world.
$6.95

Asian Children's Favorite Stories

ASA56
Patrick Yee (Illustrator), Liana Romulo, Joan Suyenaga, Kay Lyons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2006
112
0804836698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Subtitled "A treasury of folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," this is a wonderful collection of 13 traditional stories.
$24.95

The Taj Mahal, A Story of Love and Empire

IDA407
Elizabeth Mann
Firefly Books
2008
48
1931414203
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the growing series of illustrated Wonders of the World, geared for a middle school audience.
$22.95

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

Daughter of the Mountains

HML96
Louise Rankin
Puffin
1993
192
0140363351
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A marvelous read-alound introduction to the Himalayas, this captivating odyssey follows a 10-year-old girl from her village in Tebet over the Khyber Pass to Calcutta in a quest to find her beloved Lhasa. Rankin's classic, geared for ages 9-12, won the 1949 Newbery Medal.
$6.99

India

IDA641
Ali Brownlie Bojang
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952323
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Tales for Great Grandchildren, Folk Tales from India and Nepal

IDA706
Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Illustrator), John Jackson
Aa Balkema
2014
142
095692123X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A collection of 13 short stories inspired by Indian and Nepalese folklore and mythology and enlivened by beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations.
$30.00

Who Was Gandhi?

IDA724
Jerry Hoare (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Dana Meachen Rau
Penguin Putnam
2014
112
0448482355
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated chapter book biography of Gandhi, the internationally recognized pacifist who employed non-violent civil disobedience as he led India toward independence.
$5.99

Tiger Boy

IDA732
Mitali Perkins
2015
144
158089660X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novella for middle readers, a tiger cub escapes from a reserve in the Sundarbans in West Bengal and Neel, a poor boy from the islands, is determined to find her. A story of conservation and determination for readers ages 8 to 11.
$14.95

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

IDA743
Kabir Sehgal
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2016
40
1481448315
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A zany twist on the classicchildren's song "The Wheels on the Bus," this children’s book brings readers aboard a three-wheeled taxi in India that rolls around the town -- encountering elephants, fireworks and much more! Written for readers ages 4 to 8.
$17.99

Where Is the Taj Mahal?

IDA757
Dorothy Hoobler
Penguin Putnam
2017
112
0399542140
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of the New York Times bestselling series, this digest on the Taj Mahal features fun facts, entertaining illustrations, a foldout map and helpful background information on Indian history. Written for ages 8 to 11.
$5.99

My First Book of Hindi Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

IDA763
Farida Zaman (Illustrator), Rina Singh
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2016
32
080484562X
HARD COVER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Geared towards young readers ages 3 to 8, this illustrated introduction to the Hindi language is a fun way for children (and their parents!) to learn common words and phrases, with an emphasis on the basic sounds.
$12.95

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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 River Sutra

IDA43
Gita Mehta
Vintage Books
1994
291
0679752471
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on the banks of a fictional Ganges, Mehta’s evocative stories of a civil servant weave history, tradition, culture and religion.
$15.95

Lonely Planet India

IDA44
Tony Wheeler
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
1248
1743216769
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive practical guide to India geared for independent travelers.
$34.99

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

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

A Journey in Ladakh

HML15
Andrew Harvey
Houghton Mifflin Company
2000
236
0618056750
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The vivid account of a 1981 journey by a young English poet searching for ancient Buddhist traditions in remote Ladakh.
$18.95

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

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

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

Hindoo Holiday

IDA115
J.R. Ackerley
NYRB
2000
300
0940322250
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

India East Map

IDA123
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2012
2
3865740367
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of eastern India, including all of Nepal, at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$13.95

India North Map

IDA124
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865740375
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A regional map of northern India scaled at 1:1,500,000, with excellent topographic detail and insets of Delhi, Agra, Zanskar & Ladakh.
$13.95

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

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

National Geographic India

IDA208
Louise Nicholson
National Geographic
2014
400
142621183X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Veteran guidebook author Louise Nicholson teamed up with National Geographic photographers for this profusely illustrated travel guide.
$27.95

Banaras

IDA211
Diana L. Eck
Columbia University Press
1999
448
0231114478
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This history of the holiest and oldest of Indian cities (now known as Varanasi), the home of Shiva, encompasses many millennia of Buddhist and especially Hindu practices along the Ganges.
$35.00

The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature

IDA218
Amit Chaudhuri (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
672
037571300X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An introduction to Indian fiction and poetry since 1850, including works both in translation and written originally in English. The authors span a century and a half of Indian letters, from Tagore and Bankim Chandra Chatterjee to Rushdie and Anita Desai.
$21.00

The Siege of Krishnapur

IDA240
J.G. Farrell
NYRB
2004
344
159017092X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Farrell evokes the folly and hubris of empire in this splendidly detailed tale, which takes place during the bloody revolt of 1857 that set Indian military recruits against the Raj.
$16.95

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

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

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

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 Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

IDA346
Amartya Sen
Picador USA
2006
432
031242602X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lamont University Professor at Harvard and a Nobel prizewinner for economics, Sen celebrates India's diversity of religious beliefs, customs and democratic traditions in these provocative, erudite essays.
$20.00

Sea of Poppies

IDA529
Amitav Ghosh
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
528
0312428596
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Amativ Ghosh conjures the tumult of the 19th-century Opium Wars and colonial India in this expansive tale, featuring a motley cast of British, Chinese and Indian characters.
$20.00

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

Footprint Northeast India

IDA539
David Stott
Footprint Handbooks
2011
392
1907263187
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
1
0
Northeast India is a region off the usual tourist route, yet it contains some of the country's beautiful scenery, remarkable religious monuments and vibrant cultural centers. This guide takes you to the Orissan temples of Puri, Bhubaneswar and Konark, the interior of Bihar and Jharkhand, and the mighty peaks of the Himalaya to the north.
$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

Passages, 24 Modern Indian Stories

IDA625
Eileen Panetta (Editor), Barbara H. Solomon (Editor)
Signet
2009
368
0451531264
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An anthology of short stories and novel excerpts from a roster of terrific Indian writers, including Salman Rushdie, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.
$7.95

Swimming Lessons

IDA626
Rohinton Mistry
Vintage Books
1997
256
067977632X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In these witty, poignant stories, Mistry charts the intersecting lives of Firozsha Baag, an apartment building in Bombay, yielding a delightful collective portrait of a middle-class Indian community poised between old ways and new.
$15.95

Gandhi the Man, How One Man Changed Himself to Change the World

IDA630
Eknath Easwaran
Nilgiri Press
2011
213
1586380559
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
4/11/2011
0
0
0
0
Easwaran, who grew up in Gandhi's India, focuses on the nonviolent hero's inner transformation in this insightful short biography.
$16.95

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

The Artist of Disappearance

IDA635
Anita Desai
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
176
0547577451
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In just three sharply drawn, interconnected stories Desai evokes a whole world, showing the contrast between old and new, urban and rural in contemporary India. Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
$23.00

River of Smoke

IDA638
Amitav Ghosh
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
528
0374174237
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A clipper ship carrying opium from India to Canton, a nursery ship on the trail of rare Chinese plants and the good ship Ibis, full of indentured servants, converge in Canton's Fanqui-Town, or Foreign Enclave, in this second book in Ghosh's epic trilogy.
$18.00

Planes, Trains, and Auto-Rickshaws, A Journey Through Modern India

IDA656
Laura Pedersen
2012
224
155591618X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Pedersen’s peregrinations around the sub-continent are accompanied by a wickedly sardonic sense of humor as she explores the rich culture, future potential and general absurdity of the emerging world power.
$16.00

India, A Portrait

IDA659
Patrick French
Vintage Books
2012
398
0307473481
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mixing analysis, history and on-the-spot reports, French sketches the dazzling transformation of India in the 60 years since independence through the individual stories of a colorful cast of characters.
$16.95

As Sweet As Honey

IDA666
Indira Ganesan
Alfred Knopf
2013
271
0307960447
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on a fictional island in the Bay of Bengal Ganesan’s third novel is a family saga that opens with a shock event at the wedding of the narrator’s favorite aunt and goes on to track its consequences, along the way unfolding in sleight, lyrical prose the clashes of ancient and modern in the contemporary Indian family.
$25.95

The Beautiful and the Damned, A Portrait of the New India

IDA676
Siddhartha Deb
Faber & Faber
2012
255
0865478732
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A journalist for The Guardian, who went undercover at a New Delhi call center, Deb profiles the victims, profiteers and successes in the new India in this gripping report.
$15.00

Indian Art

IDA679
Partha Mitter
Oxford University Press
2001
256
0192842218
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This volume in the Oxford History of Art series covers Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Colonial, and contemporary art in India.
$27.95

Masters of Indian Painting 1100-1900

IDA680
Milo C. Beach
Aa Balkema
2011
839
3907077504
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A gloriously illustrated, two volume exhibition catalog.
$200.00

Slumdog Millionaire

IDA681
Danny Boyle (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2010
6312782980
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A boy from the Bombay slums strikes it rich in this remarkable, ground-breaking movie.
$14.98

Transforming India. Challenges to the World's Largest Democracy

IDA685
Sumantra, Bose
Harvard University Press
2013
337
0674050665
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Sumantra Bose tells the evolution of democracy in India since the 1950s and the challenges India faces today: from poverty and inequality to Maoist revolutionaries and Kashmir secessionists.
$38.00

The Lowland

IDA686
Jhumpa Lahiri
Alfred Knopf
2014
352
0307278263
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning Jhumpa Lahiri conjures the tumultuous world of post-independence India in this tale of two brothers raised in the Tollygunge neighborhood of Calcutta.
$16.00

The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

IDA687
Tarquin Hall
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2013
341
1451613172
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
As sharp and entertaining as the other entries in the pungent series, the death of a Pakistani gentleman at an Indian banquet gives India's Most Private Investigator Vish Puri all sort of opportunities to delve into the 1947 partition of India and its reverberations. Third in the series.
$16.00

The Case of the Love Commandos, From the Files of Vish Puri, India's Most Private Investigator

IDA688
Tarquin Hall
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2013
320
1451613261
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
India's Love Commandos, a real-life group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue of a young woman from a Thakur family and her Dalit fiancée in this wildly entertaining fourth book in the series starring Vish Puri of Delhi, head of Most Private Investigators, Ltd.
$24.99

Pink Sari Revolution

IDA690
Amana Fontanella-khan
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
304
0393349470
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In a country where women’s rights struggle to keep up with rapid modernization, the story of Sampat Pal and her Pink Gang illuminates the thrilling possibilities of female grassroots activism in today's India.
$15.95

Around India in 80 Trains

IDA691
Monisha Rajesh
Nicholas Brealey
2012
248
1857885953
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A terrific account of Rajesh’s epic four-month, 25,000-mile journey to the India of her youth. She begins in her hometown of Chennai, chugs up the Konkan Coast, watches for tigers in Ranthambore and survives Mumbai’s chaotic local lines.
$17.95

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

Complete Hindi

IDA693
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972410
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Designed to teach language fluency, this 46-lesson program includes CDs, course books and online resources.
$49.95

Essential Hindi

IDA694
Living Language
Living Language
2013
0307972534
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A simple, multi-media course which includes a book of 10 lessons, three CDs and access to Living Language’s online Language Lab.
$22.95

Where the Peacocks Sing

IDA695
Alison Singh Gee
St. Martin's Press
2014
288
1250044839
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
How far would you travel for love? Improbably engaged to a maharaja of sorts, former staff writer and correspondent for People magazine, Alison Singh Gee writes of her move from glittering Hong Kong to a regal but seriously dilapidated family palace outside Delhi with down-to-earth aplomb in this affecting memoir, wonderfully subtitled, "A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home." Gee is at work on a second memoir, Cooking for the Maharani: Four Continents, Six Iconic Chefs and One Tall Glass of Revenge.
$21.99

Cumin, Camels and Caravans, A Spice Odyssey

ASA93
Gary Paul Nabhan
University of California Press
2014
332
0520267206
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Exploring prominent ancient caravan trade routes like the Silk Road, the Frankincense Trail, the Spice Route and the Camino Real, Nabhan reveals the culinary uses of spices in stories, recipes and historical analysis.
$29.95

Ladakh 1974 to 2008, A Photographic Homage

HML131
Jaroslav Poncar
Art Media Resources
2010
220
1932476490
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Since the mid-1970s, Czech photographer Jaroslav Poncar has worked in Ladakh, the "land of high passes." His photography of this remote mountain region and its deeply spiritual inhabitants reveals a true love of place.
$95.00

Bombay Stories

IDA697
Saadat Hasan Manto
Vintage Books
2014
320
0804170606
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These short stories set in 1930s Bombay bring to life the city’s seedy underbelly -- an exhilarating mix of prostitutes, pimps and gangsters as well as a cast of aspiring writers and actors. Humorous, provocative and unflinching, Manto’s tales burst with creativity and encapsulate the helplessness of an impoverished people.
$16.00

On Hinduism

REL80
Wendy Doniger
Oxford University Press
2014
680
0199360073
HARD COVER
Religion
3/3/2014
0
0
0
0
This series of more than 60 interconnected essays and lectures from eminent Hinduism scholar Doniger introduces the reader to pivotal concepts and controversial topics spanning more than 3,500 years.
$44.95

Land of the Seven Rivers, A Brief History of India's Geography

IDA699
Sanjeev Sanyal
Penguin Putnam
2013
331
0143420933
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A witty and surprising exploration of India’s geography. Sanyal explores the veracity of the Great Flood, Buddha’s first sermon at Sarnath and the lineages of the country’s inhabitants.
$16.00

Arctic Summer

IDA714
Damon Galgut
Europa Editions
2014
352
1609452348
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Damon Galgut’s fictionalized biography of E.M. Forster focuses on the British novelist’s unforgiving childhood in England, the process of writing his masterpiece A Passage to India and his repressed homosexuality. The narrative moves between England, Cairo and the vibrant absurdities of India circa the British Raj.
$17.00

The Lives of Others

IDA723
Neel Mukherjee
W. W. Norton & Company
2015
528
0393351718
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
India's national soul is epitomized in this story of several generations of one family living together in Calcutta as political tensions simmer between siblings and elders, children and grandchildren.
$15.95

Kaleidoscope City, A Year in Varanasi

IDA725
Piers Moore Ede
Bloomsbury USA
2015
224
1608198685
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Whether he is attending Ramlila -- the city's annual performance of the Ramayana, talking to those who work the cremation ghats along the Ganges or simply searching for the best mithai ("sweets") in town, Ede presents a vibrant, kaleidoscopic portrait of contemporary Varanasi.
$26.00

Flood of Fire

IDA730
Amitav Ghosh
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2016
624
1250094712
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This vibrant final novel in the Ibis Trilogy opens at the start of the First Opium War. In a crafty plot to re-legalize the drug in China, the British government forms a task force headed by a former soldier whose quest takes him from Bengal to Hong Kong, Bombay to Calcutta and to hell and back.
$18.00

The Hindu Temple, An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms

IDA736
George Michell
University of Chicago Press
1988
192
0226532305
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide explains the cultural, religious and architectural significance of the Hindu temple, demonstrating how the Hindu worldview is embedded in its religious structures. With photographs, building plans and detailed architectural drawings.
$31.00

Delhi StreetSmart Map

IDA738
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2010
1
1934395110
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This laminated, accordion-style map focuses on the Golden Triangle with full indexes and lots of coverage of Delhi and Jaipur. Includes 3D renderings of the Taj Mahal and the City Palace Museum. Full-color. Scales vary.
$9.95

Woven Textiles of Varanasi

IDA740
Jaya Jaitly
National Book Network
2015
128
9383098376
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
After exploring the history of traditional Indian weaving, Jaya Jaitly deftly advances a powerful case that the age-old Varanasi textile industry needs to be preserved.
$30.00

Following Fish, One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast

IDA746
Samanth Subramanian
St. Martin's Press
2016
224
1250069734
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In yet another revealing journalistic investigation, Samanth Subramanian travels from Hyderabad to West Bangal, Gujarat, Mumbai and beyond, providing a multi-dimensional portrait of the fishing industry of the Indian peninsula.
$25.99

Calcutta, A Cultural History

IDA761
Krishna Dutta
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
255
1566567211
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A literary, cultural guide to the art, architecture, traditions and history of Calcutta. A native, Krishna Dutta explores the multiple paradoxes of the city, giving personal insight into its unique history and modern identity.
$15.00

The Illustrated Mahabharata

IDA762
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
Penguin Putnam
2017
512
1465462910
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The excellent designers at Dorian Kindersley crafted this colorful, highly readable version of India's most essential epic. The Mahabharata is the longest known epic poem and holds immense cultural and religious significance.
$50.00