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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-EXIDA279

Item EXIDA279. Buy these 4 items as a set for $83 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
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0
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Wolpert's reflections on India -- its religion and philosophy, its art, culture and politics -- make for a literate, succinct primer.
$34.95

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

Spell of the Tiger, The Man-eaters of Sundarbans

IDA524
Sy Montgomery
Chelsea Green Publishing
2009
240
160358059X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Montgomery weaves her travels with the Sundarbans with local legends, religion and the natural history of the Bay of Bengal, home to the largest population of tigers on Earth.
$24.95

India Adventure Map

IDA18
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
0921463723
MAP
Reference
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0
0
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The most detailed shaded relief map (at a scale of 1:2,100,000) of India available.
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

IDA151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
312
1465428259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With chapters on the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort Palace, Keoladeo Ghana National Park, the Red Fort and dozens of other highlights for the traveler, this compact, gorgeously illustrated guide to Delhi and its environs features 900 color photographs, maps and site plans.
$25.00

Curry, A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors

IDA319
Lizzie Collingham
Oxford University Press
2007
352
0195320018
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This cultural history with recipes is appetizingly organized as a menu (biryani, vindaloo, chai, etc.). Collingham explores the origins and spread of Indian food and the interplay between Muslim, Hindu, Portuguese and British traditions on the subcontinent.
$16.95

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.
$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

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

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

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

The Life of Hinduism

IDA374
John Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
University of California Press
2006
337
0520249143
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A series of essays that present Hinduism as a vibrant and vital religion, with emphasis on the multifaceted world of Hindu worship and the identity issues of Hindus faced with globalization.
$34.95

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

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

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 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 Jungle Book

IDA313
Rudyard Kipling
Puffin
2009
240
0141325291
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mowgli, an Indian boy adopted by wolves, learns the ways of the jungle as he grows up in the company of cobras, panthers, bears and tigers. Kipling set his adventures in what is now Kanha National Park.
$5.99

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

Birds of India

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

Mammals of India

IDA546
Vivek Menon
Princeton University Press
2009
200
0691140677
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A Princeton Field Guide edition of Menon's authoritative survey of 400 mammalian species from tropical lowlands to the Himalayas. With large, clear photographs, range maps and introductory chapters on the groups of mammals, conservation and protected areas.
$35.00

More Books

Insight Guide India

IDA19
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
520
1780057253
PAPER
Guidebook
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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 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

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

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

A Hundred Horizons, The Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire

IDA305
Sugata Bose
Harvard University Press
2009
352
0674032195
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this sophisticated and scholarly history, Bose examines trade and interactions among the far-flung peoples of the Indian Ocean region during the last century of the British Raj.
$23.50

The Bijak of Kabir

IDA379
Kabir, Linda Hess (Translator), Shukdev Singh (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2002
216
0195148762
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the few surviving works of the 15-century Indian oral poet Kabir, sacred to his followers.
$50.00

Worth Looking For

Of Tigers and Men

IDA30
Richard Ives
Avon Books
1997
304
0380729369
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
1
1
A haunting, beautifully written tale of a man's quest to encounter tigers in the wild, and to understand the meaning of the threat of the tiger's extinction. Ives visits the forests of India, Thailand, and Sumatra.
$12.50