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Jewels of India & the Maldives

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.
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Essential Reading Package-EXIDA333

Item EXIDA333. Buy these 4 items as a set for $97 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Indian Subcontinent Map

IDA271
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2
3865740359
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of all of India as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and parts of Tibet, China and Burma, at a scale of 1:4,500,000.
$13.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Running in the Family

SRL04
Michael Ondaatje
Vintage Books
1993
207
0679746692
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Award-winning author Ondaatje returns to his native Sri Lanka in this hypnotic travelogue. His lovingly traced family memoirs are interspersed with poetry and ruminations on the island's post-colonial history.
$15.00

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

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

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

The House of Blue Mangoes

IDA548
David Davidar
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
432
0060936789
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Davidar's sweeping saga follows the traumas and triumphs of three generations of the Dorai family on Kerala's lush Coromandel Coast from 1899 through the tumult of independence.
$13.99

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

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

Sri Lankan Wildlife

SRL18
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Bradt Publications
2007
144
1841621749
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Bradt's slim, photographic overview of Sri Lanka's wildlife can be read in a few sittings or as a field reference. The British guide-makers profile the island's incredible biodiversity with maps and charts, key species, identification tips and more.
$23.95

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The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy

IDA192
Ayesha Jalal, Sugata Bose
Routledge
2011
270
041577943X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly, brief history of India up to the 1990s is particularly good at its coverage of the post-Independence political landscape. It's a popular textbook, co-authored by a Pakistani and an Indian.
$44.95

Buddha

REL09
Karen Armstrong
Penguin Putnam
2004
240
0143034367
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A concise, thought-provoking biography of the Buddha in the Penguin Lives series, written by one of the foremost experts on world religions.
$16.00

Bradt Guide Maldives

IDA296
Royston Ellis
Bradt Publications
2008
256
1841622664
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personal, comprehensive guide to the Maldives, its history, culture, nature and reefs -- ideal for culturally and environmentally aware travelers. Third edition.
$25.99

Maldives Travel Pack

MLD03
Globetrotter
Globe Pequot Press
2015
128
1770266801
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket guide to the Maldives includes an excellent full-color pull-out map.
$16.95