Lonely Planet India is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Immerse yourself in the sacred city of Varanasi, wonder at the Taj Mahal in Agra, or cruise the tropical waterways of Kerala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of India and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's India Travel Guide:
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- Covers Delhi, Rajasthan, Kashmir, Ladakh, Agra, Varanasi, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Rishikesh, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Goa, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Mumbai (Bombay), Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kerala, Andaman Islands and more
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Published by: Lonely Planet | Publication date: 10/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1248 pages
Thoroughly revised and revamped with expanded coverage for its tenth edition, The Rough Guide to India is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's great travel destinations. From the majestic landscapes of the Himalayas to the tropical backwaters of Kerala, the Rough Guide covers this endlessly fascinating country in unparalleled depth, with crystal-clear mapping and stunning photography throughout. Rough Guides' team of experts bring you all the major headline sights, from the "Golden Triangle" of Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan to the beaches of Goa, and insider knowledge on new and off-the-beaten-track destinations, such as up-and-coming beach resorts and newly created wildlife reserves, with the most reliable background coverage available. You'll also find practical tips on the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, from the new e-Tourist visa programme (making it easier and cheaper to visit than ever before) to the explosion in B&Bs, home stays and hostels, the rise in adventure travel and even the incipient craft beer scene.Whether you're planning the holiday of a lifetime or a six-month backpacking adventure, The Rough Guide to India will ensure you don't miss a thing.
Published by: Rough Guides | Publication date: 10/03/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1232 pages
The first single-volume history of India since the 1950s, combining narrative pace and skill with social, economic and cultural analysis. Five millennia of the sub-continent’s history are interpreted by one of our finest writers on India and the Far East. This edition does not include illustrations.Older, richer and more distinctive than almost any other, India’s culture furnishes all that the historian could wish for in the way of continuity and diversity. The peoples of the Indian subcontinent, while sharing a common history and culture, are not now, and never have been, a single unitary state; the book accommodates Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as other embryonic nation states like the Sikh Punjab, Muslim Kashmir and Assam.Above all, the colonial era is seen in the overall context of Indian history, and the legacy of the 1947 partition is examined from the standpoint of today.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 07/25/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 608 pages
The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor'Tharoor's impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires ... laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read' Financial TimesIn the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation.British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial 'gift' - from the railways to the rule of law - was designed in Britain's interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain's Industrial Revolution was founded on India's deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry.In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain's stained Indian legacy.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 02/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Explore this vast and beguiling country, from peaceful Darjeeling and vibrant Kolkata to Kanha National Park and its tigers, the idyllic Kerala backwaters and the majestic Taj Mahal.Seven itineraries help you to plan your trip, including the unmissable places to see in Delhi, a tour of the Golden Triangle and how to discover the Himalaya. Unique illustrations and floorplans, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide India the essential companion to your trip. You'll find listings for a variety of hotels and the finest places to sample Indian cuisine, as well as definitive guides to the history and culture of the country, plus insider tips on everything from shopping and entertainment to travel and communications.Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Published by: DK Eyewitness Travel | Publication date: 09/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 800 pages
Pradyumna Kumar, known as PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox.” But not until PK attends art school in New Delhi do his stars begin to align. One evening, while drawing portraits in a park, he meets a young Swedish woman, Lotta von Schendin and this brief meeting will change the courses of their lives forever.This is the remarkable true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a handful of paintbrushes and a secondhand Raleigh bicycle made his way across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves.
Published by: Oneworld Publications | Publication date: 03/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages
The British in this book lived in India from shortly a er the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. Who were they? What drove these men and women to risk their lives on long voyages down the Atlantic and across the Indian Ocean or later via the Suez Canal? And when they got to India, what did they do and how did they live?This book explores the lives of the many different sorts of Briton who went to India: viceroys and offcials, soldiers and missionaries, planters and foresters, merchants, engineers, teachers anddoctors. It evokes the three and a half centuries of their ambitions and experiences, together with the lives of their families, recording the diversity of their work and their leisure, and the complexity of their relationships with the peoples of India. It also describes the lives of many whodid not t in with the usual image of the Raj: the tramps and rascals, the men who 'went native',the women who scorned the role of the traditional memsahib.David Gilmour has spent decades researching in archives, studying the papers of many people whohave never been written about before, to create a magni cent tapestry of British life in India. isexceptional work of scholarly recovery portrays individuals with understanding and humour, and makes an original and engaging contribution to a long and important period of British and Indian history.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 09/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 640 pages
Buttock-bruising buses and chock-a-block trains take Mark on a farcical journey around India. Along the way, he sees the awful, the absurd, and the awesome.He travels over Himalayan mountains, across Rajasthani deserts, and through Keralan rainforests; via super cities like Mumbai and Delhi, sacred sites like Rishikesh and Varanasi, and scenic spots like Palolem and Hampi.He encounters randy perverts, mystical madmen, and armed mustachios. He witnesses the barbecuing of bodies beside the Ganges, and Indian and Pakistani soldiers facing off in a Run DMC showdown. He experiences temporary insanity after consuming bhang, and testicular torment doing yoga in skinny jeans. And it all begins with an ill-fated venture to walk across India...in flip flops.
Publication date: 03/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 222 pages
She’s gone in search of happy memories. But was her idyllic childhood in India an illusion?After the Second World War, Libby Robson leaves chilly England for India, and the childhood home where she left her heart—and her beloved father, James—fourteen years ago.At first Libby is intoxicated by India’s vibrant beauty: the bustle of Calcutta, the lush tea gardens of Assam. But beneath the surface a rebellion is simmering: India is on the brink of Independence, and the days of British rule are numbered. As the owner of a tea plantation, James embodies the hated colonial regime, and Libby finds herself questioning her idealised memories—particularly when she meets the dashing freedom fighter Ghulam Khan.As Independence looms, life in India becomes precarious for Libby, James and even Ghulam. And when James reveals a shameful family secret, Libby is forced to question her past—and her future.
Published by: Lake Union Publishing | Publication date: 11/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 222 pages
***WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY'S BEST NEW COOKBOOK AWARD 2017*** ***FROM THE FORTNUM & MASON COOKERY WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018***'An unbridled joy' Nigel SlaterFollowing on from her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian vegetarian food that is fresh, delicious and quick to make at home.Here are surprising recipes for every day made using easy to find ingredients: mushroom and walnut samosas, oven-baked onion bhajis and beetroot and paneer kebabs. There are familiar and classic Indian recipes like dals, curries and pickles, alongside less familiar ones using fresh seasonal British ingredients, like Brussels sprout thoran, Gardeners' Question Time pilau and green beans with cashew nuts and coconut. And then there are showstoppers such as daily dosas with coconut potatoes, roasted cauliflower korma, sticky mango paneer skewers, wild mushroom upma and lime pickle rice with roast squash and red onion. To finish, there's a chapter of luscious puddings like salted peanut and jaggery kulfi alongside carrot halwa and pistachio cake.Whether you are vegetarian, want to eat more vegetables or just want to make great, modern Indian food, this is the book for you.
Published by: Fig Tree | Publication date: 07/07/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages