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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-EXIDA303

Item EXIDA303. Buy these 5 items as a set for $96 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Capital, The Eruption of Delhi

IDA698
Rana Dasgupta
Penguin Putnam
2014
496
1594204470
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating look at sweeping economic changes in Delhi. Dasgupta examines how the influx of wealth into the city has spawned excess and gangsterism.
$28.95

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

An Area of Darkness

IDA13
V.S. Naipaul
Alfred Knopf
2002
267
0375708359
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A reflective, personal account of Naipaul's travels in India in 1962 -- a portrait of a time and place and searing, honest chronicle of the country during transition.
$15.95

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.
$16.95

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

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

Family Matters

IDA214
Rohinton Mistry
Vintage Books
2003
444
037570342X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An aging professor comes to live with his daughter, her husband and their two children in a cramped Bombay apartment in Mistry's moving, and often comic, tale.
$16.95

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

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.
$18.00

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 Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of India, Including Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan

IDA731
Bikram Grewal
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
176
1909612073
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to 280 bird species common to the Indian subcontinent. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, size distribution, preferred habitats and nomenclature.
$17.95

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 Birds

IDA727
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
1583559396
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 100 birds often seen in India.
$7.95

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

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

A Suitable Boy

IDA27
Vikram Seth
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
1488
0060786523
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A modern classic set in Calcutta, Delhi and other northern India cities after Independence, bursting with history, character, and politics. In this outstanding epic novel, Seth displays his cultural sensitivity, historical insight, and poetic creativity.
$21.99

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

Love and Longing in Bombay

IDA216
Vikram Chandra
Little Brown and Company
1998
272
0316136778
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Five transfixing stories in five different genres, united in setting and authorship by the contemporary wizard of the human condition, Vikram Chandra.
$19.99

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

Along the Ganges

IDA294
Ilija Trojanow
Haus Publishing
2011
160
1904950361
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this colorful travelogue, Trojanow follows the Ganges from its source in the Himalayas to the cities that it feeds, using the holy river as a means to ponder Hinduism, culture, ecology and the tension between ancient and modern India.
$11.95

The Inheritance of Loss

IDA303
Kiran Desai
Grove Press
2006
336
0802142818
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Alternating between a once grand household in northern India and the life of the cook's son in New York, this novel by the marvelous and wise Desai skewers the aspirations and reality of both worlds.
$14.95

Climbing the Mango Trees, A Memoir of a Childhood in India

IDA327
Madhur Jaffrey
Vintage Books
2007
320
1400078202
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An actress and food writer, Jaffrey combines her warm tale of coming-of-age in a sprawling homestead in Old Delhi with 32 recipes.
$15.95

The Last Mughal, The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857

IDA350
William Dalrymple
Vintage Books
2008
534
1400078334
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The riveting tale of the poet, mystic and Mughal Emperor Shah Zafar II and mid-19th century Delhi, culminating in the 1857 Indian Rebellion.
$18.95

The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor

CAS149
Zahiruddin Babur Shah, Salman Rushdie (Introduction), Wheeler M. Thackson (Translator)
Modern Library
2002
608
0375761373
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The candid memoir of the first Moghul emperor of India (universally known as Babur), descended from Tamerlane.
$22.00

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

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

Midnight's Children

IDA589
Salman Rushdie
Everyman's Library
1995
533
0679444629
HARD COVER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Recently crowned Best of the Booker, Rushdie's greatest novel is a madcap, comic take on the birth of modern India in all its splendid and unexpected manifestations.
$26.00

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

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

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

Wonder of the Age, Master Painters of India, 1100-1900

IDA684
John Guy
Yale University Press
2011
224
0300175825
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A selection of superb miniature paintings from the Mughal and Rajput heartlands.
$45.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Delhi

IDA707
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2014
128
1465402799
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions and a handy pullout map.
$14.00

Wallpaper City Guide Delhi

IDA708
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2012
103
0714864374
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$9.95

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

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

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

The Mountain Shadow

IDA741
Gregory David Roberts
Grove Press
2016
880
0802125557
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Mumbai, this thriller is the much-anticipated sequel to Shantaram (IDA395). Lin, a fugitive working for the mafia, accepts one final mission that plays out against the vivid backdrop of the Island City.
$20.00

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

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

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

IDA648
Gloria Whelan
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2011
224
1442409312
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The National Book Award-winning novelist delivers a lush story about a young British girl coming of age in 1918 India in this tale for ages 9 to 12.
$15.99

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

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

Worth Looking For

A Princess Remembers, The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur

IDA149
Devi Gayatri
South Asia Books
1996
408
8171673074
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
2/1/2013
0
0
1
1
The memoirs of an extraordinary life. Widow of the Maharaja of Jaipur, member of parliament and a genuinely fascinating character, Gayatri recalls growing up in the palace compound, marrying the Maharaja, her political triumphs and work on behalf of education in India.
$39.95

Birds of Northern India

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Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2003
304
0691117381
PAPER
Field Guide
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A regional field guide to 180 species of birds, with 120 stunning color plates and condensed descriptive information, integrated on facing pages for easy reference in the field.
$35.00

Footprint Rajasthan Handbook

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Matt Barrett
Footprint Handbooks
2011
352
1907263152
PAPER
Guidebook
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This wonderfully informative guide in the practical Footprint series includes background information on the history, attractions and culture of Rajasthan.
$24.95

Taj Mahal, Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire

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Diana Preston, Michael Preston
Bloomsbury USA
2007
317
0802715117
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Art & Architecture
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A vivid narrative history of the creation of the Taj Mahal, a memorial created by Moghul emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.
$25.95

Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity

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Sam Miller
St. Martin's Press
2010
291
0312612370
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Travel Narrative
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A Delhi-based BBC correspondent, Miller gives a street's-eye view of his adopted city in this lively portrait, taking the reader on 12 walks spiraling out from venerable Connaught Place in the city center to slums and satellite towns.
$25.99