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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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Eyewitness Guide India

IDA265
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
800
1465460527
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

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

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 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

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

Rough Guide India

IDA86
David Abram (Editor)
Rough Guides
2016
1232
024124319X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Geared to the independent traveler, this Rough Guide combines an opinionated survey of culture and history with good information on sightseeing, food and accommodations.
$34.99

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

Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress

IDA20
Jan Morris
Harvest Books
2002
554
0156027747
PAPER
History
0
0
1
0
A wonderful portrait of early (pre-1897) British colonial rule in India, Central Asia, Africa and elsewhere. Morris weaves historical accounts, character studies and much imagination into this readable, compelling tale.
$38.95

India Unveiled

IDA107
Robert Arnett
Atman Press
2007
215
0965290018
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the people, landscapes and traditional culture of India, organized regionally and featuring 268 beautiful color photographs. It's a revealing, insightful portrait of the country combining history, geography and travelogue.
$55.00

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

Meeting God, Elements of Hindu Devotion

IDA132
Thomas Moore (Introduction), Stephen Huyler
Yale University Press
2002
271
0300089058
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A stunningly photographed introduction to the rituals and daily devotion of contemporary Hinduism in India. A companion to the traveling exhibition "Puja, Expressions of Hindu Devotion."
$29.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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