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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

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

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

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

Insight Guide South India

IDA753
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
374
1786715627
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of India, with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture. Includes introductions to the major temples, forts and wildlife sites and plenty of color photos and maps.
$25.99

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 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

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

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, A Concise History

IDA139
Francis Watson
Thames & Hudson
2002
200
0500283737
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated history in the fine series from Thames & Hudson.
$18.95

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

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

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

The Ajanta Caves, Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India

IDA316
Benoy Behl
Thames & Hudson
2005
256
0500285012
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully photographed overview of the ancient murals and paintings of the life of Buddha carved into a hillside in western India.
$34.95

Bombay Smiles

IDA609
Jaume Sanllorente
Paul Dry Books
2009
173
1589880552
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A beautifully simple memoir by a man from Barcelona whose vacation to India became a life-altering mission to save an orphanage and its surrounding community in Mumbai.
$12.00

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

Goa, and the Blue Mountains or Six Months of Sick Leave

IDA259
Richard Francis Burton
University of California Press
1992
400
0520076117
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A facsimile edition of Burton's first book, an account of travels in Goa, the Nilgiri mountains and cities along the Malabar Coast of southwestern India, first published in 1851.
$33.95

On a Shoestring to Coorg: An Experience of Southern India

IDA29
Dervla Murphy
Sickle Moon
2014
256
1780600127
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This tough Irish grandmother has made travel something of a cottage industry. Here's her first venture outside Europe, an insightful tale of her wanderings by bus and on foot through the mountainous province of Coorg in 1976.
$35.00

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

Hindu Myths

IDA347
Wendy Doniger (Editor)
Penguin
2004
386
0140449906
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A sourcebook, translated from the Sanskrit, this anthology is drawn from editor and University of Chicago professor Doniger's courses on Hinduism and mythology.
$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

Kanthapura

IDA674
Raja Rao
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1967
0811201686
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1938, Rao's sharp tale shows how Gandhi's struggle for independence came to a typical village in South India.
$17.95

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

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

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 Mango Season

IDA257
Amulya Malladi
Ballantine Books
2004
229
0345450310
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A marvelously evocative novel of life in South India, in which the prodigal daughter returns home. The pleasure and importance of food in the novel (which includes recipes) underscores the tension between modern and traditional.
$16.00

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

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

City of Joy

IDA25
Dominique La Pierre
Warner Books
1985
544
0446355569
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An epic of love, heroism and hope set among the dispossessed, and those who have sacrificed all to help them, in the slums of Calcutta.
$8.00

Mahatma Gandhi and his Apostles

IDA21
Ved Mehta
Yale University Press
1977
288
0300055390
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid examination of the life and work of Gandhi by novelist Ved Mehta.
$30.00

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

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

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

Insight Guide India

IDA19
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
520
1780057253
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of India, with essays on its attractions, history, nature and culture. Includes introductions to the major temples, forts and wildlife sites and plenty of color photos and maps.
$26.99

The Art and Architecture of the Indian Subcontinent

IDA60
J.C. Harle
Yale University Press
1994
616
0300062176
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A scholarly survey of the art and architecture of not only India but also of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$45.00

Dharma's Daughters: Contemporary Indian Women and Hindu Culture

IDA38
Sara Mitter
Rutgers
1991
198
0813516781
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An insightful, many-layered social history of women in the author's adoptive India.
$27.95

The Child and the State in India

IDA40
Myron Weiner
Princeton University Press
1991
213
0691018987
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A thought-provoking no-nonsense evaluation of education and child labor in India.
$46.00

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

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

IDA46
B. Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1998
144
0883590344
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal.
$15.95

Travels Along the Edge

TRV02
David Noland
Vintage Books
1997
410
0679763449
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A well-considered compendium 40 offbeat, demanding or just-plain-fun fun adventurous trips around the world.
$19.00

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

The Dancing Girl

IDA61
Hasan Shah
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1993
112
0811212564
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The realistically rendered tale of love for a dancing girl who entertained the British Army in colonial India, originally written in 1790.
$14.95

Monkfish Moon

SRL03
Romesh Gunesekera
New Press
1996
140
1565840771
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In these stories Gunesekera sketches myriad characters, all of whom wonder "what's happened?" as they deal with the reality of a nation embroiled in Tamil-Sinhala strife.
$16.95

Insight Guide Sri Lanka

SRL02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
328
1780053231
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of Sri Lanka with essays on its attractions, history and culture complemented by many pictures and maps.
$24.99

Funny Boy

SRL01
Shyam Selvadurai
William Morrow & Company
2015
320
0062392980
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Building a complex portrait through detail of family, society and place, this prize-winning novel is a gay coming-of-age story set in contemporary Sri Lanka. Splendidly written.
$15.99

Running in the Family

SRL04
Michael Ondaatje
Random House
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.
$16.00

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

Jewel in the Crown

IDA66
Paul Scott
University of Chicago Press
1998
462
0226743403
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first book in Scott's addictive Raj Quartet, set in British India in 1942, is a rousing, psychologically complex tale of English colonial rule.
$20.00

Snakes and Ladders, Glimpses of Modern India

IDA68
Gita Mehta
Bantam Doubleday
1998
297
0385491697
PAPER
0
0
0
0
Essays on contemporary India, culture, politics and personalities, by the profilic writer and thinker.
$13.95

Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras

IDA78
Diana L. Eck
Beacon Press
2003
259
0807073016
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Eck reveals how encounters with other faiths -- Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Jewish -- have deepened her own Christian faith.
$20.00

Say It in Hindi

IDA81
Veena T. Oldenburg
Dover Publications
1985
238
0486239594
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A pocket phrasebook full of key words and expressions. Highly recommended for newcomers to Hindi as well as those looking to brush up on their language skill.
$5.95

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

Raj, The Making and Unmaking of British India

IDA87
Lawrence James
St. Martin's Press
2000
544
0312263821
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An anecdotal, engrossing mostly military history of the East India Company.
$29.99

The Camphor Flame, Popular Hinduism and Society in India

IDA90
C.J. Fuller
Princeton University Press
2004
343
069112048X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive study of contemporary Hinduism and Indian society.
$52.50

India Northeast Bangladesh Map

IDA98
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2
3865742319
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map (1:1,500,000) covers Arunchal Pradesh, Assam and adjoining Tibet, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma.
$13.95

Gods, Demons and Others

IDA101
R. K. Narayan, R.K. Laxman (Illustrator)
University of Chicago Press
1993
241
0226568253
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hindu stories freely adapted by Narayan, one of India's foremost writers. They include tales both highly readable and revealing of Indian Hindu traditions, some drawn from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata.
$31.00

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives, An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History

BST50
Alan Turner, Mauricio Anton (Illustrator)
Columbia University Press
2000
256
0231102291
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A thoroughly researched guide to modern felines and their ancestors.
$29.95

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

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 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

An Invitation to Indian Cooking

IDA161
Madhur Jaffrey
Alfred Knopf
2011
285
0375712119
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An introduction to the food of India and the diversity of flavors, ingredients, recipes, and styles of preparation and presentation. A classic in its field.
$18.95

Bhagavad Gita, A New Translation

IDA170
Stephen Mitchell (Editor)
Crown
2000
176
0609810340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A lyrical translation and introduction to the Gita, an ancient Hindu poem. Mitchell's translation aims for the literary qualities of the original.
$14.99

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

The Holder of the World

IDA190
Bharati Mukherjee
Ballantine Books
1994
304
0449909662
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A daring novel of ideas, travel and history. Mukherjee interweaves the story of a modern American researcher with the travels of her 17th-century ancestor who roamed through Mughal India.
$16.00

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

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

White Mughals

IDA233
William Dalrymple
Penguin Putnam
2004
512
014200412X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrayal of the experiences of "white mughals," 18th- and 19th-century British colonialists who adopted traditional Indian lifestyles and took Indian women as their brides.
$20.00

Footprint South India

IDA237
Robert Bradnock
Footprint Handbooks
2014
448
1910120030
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed, comprehensive guide in the Footprint series. With practical information of accommodations, food, events and sights. Perfect for the independent traveler.
$24.95

An End to Suffering, The Buddha in the World

IDA242
Pankaj Mishra
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
320
0312425090
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A personal and informative exploration of the life of Buddha and the history of Buddhism.
$22.00

Interpreter of Maladies

IDA243
Jhumpa Lahiri
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
160
039592720X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In these nine stories, Lahiri captures the experience of Indians and first-generation Indian-Americans as their marriages shift and fall apart and their families are threatened by miscarriages, infidelity and the trials of assimilation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
$15.95

Baumgartner's Bombay

IDA245
Anita Desai
Mariner Books
2000
240
0618056807
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The tale of Hugo Baumgartner, a Jewish businessman who flees to India to escape persecution.
$15.95

Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk

REL05
Susan T. Hitchcock, John Esposito, Desmond Tutu (Introduction), Mpho Tutu (Introduction)
National Geographic
2006
416
0792259106
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A handsomely phoographed tour of the five major world religions and the places that each one holds most sacred.
$24.00

Maximum City, Bombay Lost and Found

IDA252
Suketu Mehta
Vintage Books
2005
528
0375703403
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The tale of the author who, after a 21-year sojourn in New York, returns to his native Bombay, "the biggest, fastest, richest city in India."
$17.00

India, Emerging Power

IDA263
Stephen Philip Cohen
Brookings
2002
280
0815715013
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A critical assessment of India as a world power by a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Cohen looks especially at the relations between India and Pakistan and China, as well as the United States.
$22.95

Train to Pakistan, A Novel

IDA264
Khushwant Singh
Grove Press
1990
226
0802132219
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel, set during the violence following the 1947 creation of Pakistan by the British, follows the inhabitants of a fictional Punjab village.
$16.00

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

Adventures With the Buddha, A Buddhism Reader

REL12
Jeffery Paine (Editor)
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
410
0393327469
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Paine chooses nine influential 19th and 20th century western adventurers and their travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India for this riveting tale of religion, adventure and enlightenment.
$24.95

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

Indian Balm, Travels Amongst Fakirs And Fire Warriors

IDA287
Paul Hyland
St. Martins
2006
320
1845110854
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Hylands perceptive, witty account of travels along the Godavari in Andhra Pradesh.
$20.00

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

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

Daughter of the Ganges, The Story of One Girl's Adoption and her Return Journey to India

IDA299
Asha Miro
Atria Books
2007
274
0743286731
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An Indian woman recounts her 1960s adoption by a Catalan family and her 2003 visit to her home country to uncover her native roots, a personal journey during which she discovered her rural home town and a sister she never knew.
$19.95

A Silence of Splendor

IDA300
Indu Sundaresan
Washington Square Press
2007
256
0743283686
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Arriving in the west India state of Rudrakot where he hopes to find his idealistic brother, who went missing after joining the local struggle for independence from the British, wounded World War II army captain Sam Hawthorne finds his search complicated by his love for the daughter of a political agent.
$24.99

The Wonder House

IDA302
Justine Hardy
Grove Press
2007
386
0802143121
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A vivid a sensual novel revolving around Gracie Singh, a Yorkshirewoman who has been living on a houseboat on Nagin since the death of her Indian husband.
$24.00

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

South Asia

IDA308
Sumit Ganguly (Editor)
NYU
2006
256
0814731775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$25.00

The Ramayana, A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

IDA311
R. K. Narayan
Penguin
2006
157
0143039679
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The great Indian novelist's translation of the adventures of the god Vishnu incarnated as Prince Rama, the Hindu epic tale of heroism, love and fate.
$16.00

An Introduction to Hinduism

IDA315
Gavin D. Flood
Cambridge University Press
1996
359
0521438780
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive overview of the Hinduism, from the basic principles and tenets of the religion to modern variations and controversies.
$35.99

Hinduism, A Very Short Introduction

IDA329
Kim Knott
Oxford University Press
2016
160
0198745540
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
An introduction to the beliefs and practice of Hinduism, and a consideration of its influence in India and around the world.
$11.95

The Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

IDA348
Barbara Stoler Miller
Bantam Doubleday
1986
162
0553213652
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A leading translator of Sanskrit literature, Dr. Miller edited and translated numerous works of Indian poetry and drama, including this popular translation of the Bhagavad-Gita in verse form.
$7.95

The Hero's Walk

IDA351
Anita Rau Badami
Penguin Putnam
2002
0345450922
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When his long-estranged daughter dies in a car accident in Canada, an aging Bengali man finds his life transformed by the arrival in India of his seven-year-old granddaughter.
$16.00

The Last Jews of Kerala, The Two Thousand Year History of India’s Forgotten Jewish Community

IDA547
Edna Fernandes
Skyhorse
2015
256
163450271X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The social history of a remarkable and vanishing Jewish community of southwest India.
$24.95

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 Red Carpet, Bangalore Stories

IDA549
Lavanya Sankaran
Bantam Doubleday
2006
214
0385338201
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Born in Bangalore and educated at Bryn Mawr, Sankaran perfectly captures the region's characteristic collision of traditional and modern in these wry stories.
$13.00

The Man Who Knew Infinity, A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

IDA636
Robert Kanigel
Washington Square Press
1992
438
0671750615
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Not just a biography of the unschooled clerk turned master mathematician at Cambridge, this fine book also paints a vivid picture of daily life in Madras at the turn of the 19th century.
$17.00

The New Cambridge History of India, Vijayanagara

IDA661
Burton Stein
Cambridge University Press
2005
184
0521619254
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stein presents a comprehensive survey of the Vijayanagara empire and on the medieval history of Southern India.
$51.00

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

Southern India, A Guide to Monuments, Sites and Museums

IDA702
George Michell
2014
580
8174369201
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guidebook’s itineraries and maps cover Southern India’s major historical monuments. The hundreds of places it catalogs are found in a wide variety of sites around Mumbai, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Karnataka, Hampi, Hyderabad and many others.
$14.95

Marco Polo India South, Goa & Kerala

IDA711
Dagmar Gehm
Marco Polo
2014
152
3829707398
PAPER
Guidebook
1/8/2014
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

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

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

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

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