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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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

Capital, The Eruption of Delhi

IDA698
Rana Dasgupta
Penguin Putnam
2014
496
1594204470
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
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

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

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, 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, 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

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

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

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

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

Around India in 80 Trains

IDA691
Monisha Rajesh
Nicholas Brealey
2017
288
1857886445
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.
$14.95

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

Slowly Down the Ganges

IDA179
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
384
0864426313
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In 1963, the author and his wife set out an 1,200-mile voyage down the Ganges River. The title could apply as easily to the ruminative attitude Newby takes towards his journey as to the many mishaps which bedevil the quest.
$19.75

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 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

Tiger, Soul of India

IDA246
Valmik Thapar
Oxford University Press
2011
184
0198069693
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavish tribute features 250 color photographs, examples of art over the ages and engaging essays by tiger wallah Thapar, who has spent 30 years observing tigers.
$55.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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, 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

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

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

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

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

Around India in 80 Trains

IDA691
Monisha Rajesh
Nicholas Brealey
2017
288
1857886445
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.
$14.95

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

Slowly Down the Ganges

IDA179
Eric Newby
Gardners Books
2011
384
0864426313
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In 1963, the author and his wife set out an 1,200-mile voyage down the Ganges River. The title could apply as easily to the ruminative attitude Newby takes towards his journey as to the many mishaps which bedevil the quest.
$19.75

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 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

Tiger, Soul of India

IDA246
Valmik Thapar
Oxford University Press
2011
184
0198069693
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavish tribute features 250 color photographs, examples of art over the ages and engaging essays by tiger wallah Thapar, who has spent 30 years observing tigers.
$55.00

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

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 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

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

India: Kingdom of the Tiger

IDA248
Bruce Neibaur (Director)
Slingshot
2002
6307391960
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
This dazzling film of tigers in the wild and pioneering conservation efforts was filmed on location at Bhandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.
$19.99

Indography: Writing the "Indian" in Early Modern England

IDA705
Jonathan Gil Harris (Editor)
St. Martins
2012
271
0230341373
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This compilation of essays explores the global history of the word "Indian," a term coined and spread by the Europeans in the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes discourse on globalization, identity and race conceptualizations.
$119.99

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

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

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

My Kind of Girl

IDA704
Arunava Sinha (Translator), Buddhadeva Bose
Archipelago Books
2010
138
0982624611
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Four men (a government worker, a contractor, a writer and a doctor) wait for their delayed trains and pass the time by sharing tales of unrequited love that pose a question: do memories of happy times bring joy or sorrow?
$15.00

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

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

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

The Namesake

IDA292
Jhumpa Lahiri
Daedalus
2004
304
0618485228
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An intricate and beautifully told tale, Lahiri follows the Ganguli family as they leave Calcutta and settle in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now a feature film, directed by Mira Nair.
$15.99

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

A Passage to India

IDA26
E.M. Forster
Harcourt Books
1976
362
0156711427
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Forster's enduring masterpiece of the clash between Indian and British culture tells the story of an Indian official who falls foul of his colonial masters. Centered around an ill-fated trip to the Ajanta caves, this elegant book beautifully evokes the sophistication and savagery of the British Raj.
$14.95

The Root and the Flower

IDA191
L.H. Myers, Penelope Fitzgerald (Introduction)
NYRB
2001
639
0940322609
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trilogy of historical novels about India in the time of the Mughals -- first published separately in the 1930s and now back in print as a single volume.
$16.95

From the Observatory

IDA703
Anne McLean (Translator), Julio Cortazar
Archipelago Books
2011
79
1935744062
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Cortazar explores the relationship between the sea and the cosmos and waxes poetic about humanity, using black-and-white photographs of an 18th century observatory in Jaipur as a launch pad for his musings.
$18.00

Love Jaipur, Rajasthan

IDA590
Fiona Caulfield
Love Travel Guides
2015
172
819102487X
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
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

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

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

More Books

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

A Passage to India

IDA26
E.M. Forster
Harcourt Books
1976
362
0156711427
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Forster's enduring masterpiece of the clash between Indian and British culture tells the story of an Indian official who falls foul of his colonial masters. Centered around an ill-fated trip to the Ajanta caves, this elegant book beautifully evokes the sophistication and savagery of the British Raj.
$14.95

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

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

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 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

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

The Root and the Flower

IDA191
L.H. Myers, Penelope Fitzgerald (Introduction)
NYRB
2001
639
0940322609
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A trilogy of historical novels about India in the time of the Mughals -- first published separately in the 1930s and now back in print as a single volume.
$16.95

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

The Namesake

IDA292
Jhumpa Lahiri
Daedalus
2004
304
0618485228
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An intricate and beautifully told tale, Lahiri follows the Ganguli family as they leave Calcutta and settle in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Now a feature film, directed by Mira Nair.
$15.99

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

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

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

My Kind of Girl

IDA704
Arunava Sinha (Translator), Buddhadeva Bose
Archipelago Books
2010
138
0982624611
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Four men (a government worker, a contractor, a writer and a doctor) wait for their delayed trains and pass the time by sharing tales of unrequited love that pose a question: do memories of happy times bring joy or sorrow?
$15.00

Indography: Writing the "Indian" in Early Modern England

IDA705
Jonathan Gil Harris (Editor)
St. Martins
2012
271
0230341373
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This compilation of essays explores the global history of the word "Indian," a term coined and spread by the Europeans in the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes discourse on globalization, identity and race conceptualizations.
$119.99

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 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

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

Worth Looking For

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