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To the Frontier

By Moorhouse,Geoffrey

New York: Holt,Rinehart & Winston, 1985 Fascinating, observant, sympathetic descriptions of the places and people encountered on travels around the North West Frontier of India/Pakistan. "A compelling and vivid account of a journey through Sind, Baluchistan and the Punjab to the legendary North West Frontier. The author was the first foreigner for some years to ascend the Kyber Pass as far as the border with Afghanistan. He then clibed in the Hindu Kush before returning to write this memorable account of a beautiful, ever-turbulent and still little-known region. 285 p Stamp on ffep, else fine.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

To the Frontier

By Moorhouse,Geoffrey

New York: Holt,Rinehart & Winston, 1985 Fascinating, observant, sympathetic descriptions of the places and people encountered on travels around the North West Frontier of India/Pakistan. "A compelling and vivid account of a journey through Sind, Baluchistan and the Punjab to the legendary North West Frontier. The author was the first foreigner for some years to ascend the Kyber Pass as far as the border with Afghanistan. He then clibed in the Hindu Kush before returning to write this memorable account of a beautiful, ever-turbulent and still little-known region. 285 p Stamp on ffep, else fine.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Raj : A Scrapbook of British India

By Allen, Charles

Penguin UK, 1984 For generation after generation those doughty Victorians and Edwardians were sent out to the great teeming subcontinent of India: to the heat, the smells, the sickness and to a lifestyle that made few concessions to India or to the changing times. it was a world of pukka sahibs and tough burra mems, of Cold Weather Tours, rigidly defined orders of social precedence, dak bungalows, Roorkee chairs, bedding rolls, punkah-wallahs, cholera belts and solar-topees.142p. illus. New Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$8.00

Highness: Maharajahs of India

By Morrow, Anne

London: Grafton Books, 1987 Born to Rule: Rudyard Kipling said that God created Maharajahs so that mankind could have a spectacle of jewels and marble palaces. The Nizam od Hyderbad employed 11,000 household servants, some of whom did nothing but grind walnuts. The Maharajah of Gwalior owned a silver train which carried drinks around his dining table. Once there were 505 princes who ruled one third of India, living lives of fabled splendour and intrigue until, in the early 1970s. Mrs Ghandi removed their titles and taxed their enormous wealth. This penetrating study will delight all with an interest in Indian culture. 290p. illus index. 1st Pbk Edition. Softcover. Good.

$5.00

Travellers' India: An Anthology (Oxford India Paperbacks)

By Kaul, H.K [ed]

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997 "This entertaining and instructive anthology contains nearly 400 extracts, from over 170 accounts of India, left by visitors to the country from ancient times to the early twentieth century . . . " . Re-issue. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$15.00

Lives of the Indian Princes

By Allen, Charles & Dwivedi, Sharada

London & Barbados: Century Publishing / Taj Hotel Group, 1984 This lavishly illsutrated book on the picturesque lifestyle of the erstwhile Indian princes and Maharajas is now available in a revised Indian edition. The Princes may have become mere citizens but the enchantment remains.. 252p. glossary. index. Dj now in protective sleeve. Large format heavy volume . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tears. Illus. by Adityar Patankar.

$17.50

Journey Back to Peshawar
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Journey Back to Peshawar

By Murray, Rona

Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1993 1st Canadian Edition.. French Wraps. As New.

$21.00

The Making of the Jewel in the Crown
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The Making of the Jewel in the Crown

By [Scott, Paul]

New York: St Martins Press, 1984 Discusses the production, filming, and cast of PBS television's Masterpiece Theater production of "The Jewel in the Crown," a fourteen-week series based on Paul Scott's "Raj Quartet," novels focusing on the tumultuous history of India between 1942 and 1949. Includes biographical informarion and reminiscences by friends Illustrated not only with scenes from the film, buy also with cpntemporary photohraphs of the actual events of the time. 134p.. 1st US Edition. Softcover. As New.

$10.00

Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir
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Tea and Pomegranates : A Memoir of Food, Family and Kashmir

By Sheikh, Nazneen [Sadiq, Nazneen]

Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2007 Nazneen Sheikh has lived among the kings and queens of Mughal food—- n fact, they're family. Through tales of her Kashmiri relatives and the wonderful meals they have shared together, she brings alive the food-mad history and enduring culture of the Mughal people. Pink tea served in a samovar by her grandmother, a gift of wild black mushrooms from her matinee-idol uncle, her aunt Khush's secret recipe for Kashmiri hareesa,the sight, smell and taste of these and other delicacies infuse Nazneen's memories of her childhood. From entertaining Pakistani cabinet ministers to feasting to end Ramadan and picnicking in the countryside, Tea and Pomegranates is a culinary delight. In ten chapters, each accompanied by a rare and delicious Mughal recipe, Nazneen invites us to enjoy a banquet that starts at the break of day and ends at night. As captivating as a novel, this unique memoir takes the reader on a fascinating journey into a culture that never fails to celebrate the rich possibilities of food, life and love..197p. illus. map. Donor inscription on ffep ( with a note from the same donor laid in ) else fine.. 1st Canadian Edition.. French Wraps. Near Fine.

$15.00

Delhi

By Brunel, Francis

[Boulogne]: Editions Delroisse / Roli Books International Short introductory text in English and French, some sepia tinted reproductions of old prints, and 76 colour photographs of Delhi. List of illustrations. Unpaginated, undated [c 1980?] Photographs on endpapers. Previous owner's name on ffep. [Worldcat lists only 3 copies]. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$30.00

Indian Excursion

By Wilson, Isabel

Toronto: Longmans Canada, 1964 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$20.00

The Imperial Way: By rail from Peshawar to Chittagong

By Theroux, Paul

New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1987 Chronicles an illustrated railway journey through India, from Peshawar, full of Afghan refugees, through Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, to flooded Chittagong on the Bay of Bengal. Photogeraphs by Steve McCurry. 143p.. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. New/Fine. Illus. by Steve McCurry.

$10.00

Ajanta and Ellora

By Ghosh, Leila & Roy, Dalia

Bombay: India Book House, 1986 The Ajanta Caves are rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.The aintings and rock-cut sculptures areamong the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art. Ellora is one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world -a UNESCO World Heritage Site -featuring Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600-1000 CE . According to UNESCO, these are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art that influenced the Indian art that followed.[5] The caves were built in two phases, the first phase starting around the 2nd century BCE, while the second phase was built around 400–650 CE, according to older accounts, or in a brief period of 460–480 CE according to later scholarshipave Temples of Ajanta and Ellora in the state of Maharashtra. Unpaaaaaginated Frontis. 1 page of introductory text + 31 plates of colour photographs.. First Thus. Laminated Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Below the Peacock Fan : First Ladies of the Raj
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Below the Peacock Fan : First Ladies of the Raj

By Fowler, Marian

Toronto: Viking Adult, 1987 The stories of Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton, and Mary Curzon, who found their lives, changed by their husband's or brother's appointment to India during the height of the British Empire.337p.illus map bibliography. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$21.00

Travelers' Tales : India
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Travelers' Tales : India

By O'Reilly, James & Habegger, Larry

San Francisco: Travelers' Tales, Inc., 1995 Travelers' Tales is a new kind of travel anthology, marrying the best of the guidebook and travel literature. India is the third book in this series: a wonderful collection of place-specific tales previously scattered far and wide. Veteran travel writers James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger read hundreds of stories to select those that best capture the experience of India. India is among the most difficult -- and most rewarding -- of places to travel. Some have said India stands for "I'll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. It has been said that there are 330 million gods in India, and there are at least that many varieties of experiences available, religious or otherwise. India -- monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth - is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. And, like life itself (if reincarnation be true) worth visiting repeatedly in this turn of the wheel and the next. Stories include: A Bath for Fifteen Million People The Boxer from Calcutta South India's Silicon Valley The Dharma of Heli-skiing Stairway to Heaven Dish-Wallahs. 459p.. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New.

$17.50

The Gunpowder Gardens: Travels Through India and China in Search of Tea

By Goodwin, Jason

New York: Vintage, 1993 The author's grandmothers spent their lives in China and India, daily observing the imperial custom of afternoon tea. Inspired by their memories he set off to explore the fast-disappearing relics of their world - an exploration which reached back into the history of the tea trade. In a journey through the lost European cities of the China coast, the crumbling tea city of Calcutta, and the legendary gardens of Bohea and Darjeeling, the author evokes past and present with a sense of the ironies of history, following the tea trade from its origins in the Canton factories through the Opium Wars and the settlement of British India, to its influence in the present day.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Studies in Modern Indian History Volume One

By Nanda, B.R. & Joshi, V.C

Bombay: Orient Longman, 1972 Edited by Bal Ram Nanda & Vijaya Chandra Joshi. this volume contains a collection of papers based on lectures delivered under the auspices of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library .214p. index. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$150.00

Sawdust Castles : A Memoir

By Khan, Omar

Karachi, Pakistan: BBCL Publications, 2016 "Sawdust Castles has its roots in the forced migration of the author's parents when India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947. It is a story abiout the experiences of a family who abandoned the place Bareilly, India, where their cultural identity had flourished for centuries. It is a narrative of the many miseries inflicted upon them by migration, and the pain of their crippled hopes and fractured dreams, the undignified circumstanes they endured and the sufferings they braved as as they struggled to survive in Pakistan. Edited by S.M.Shahid. 330p. plates Author inscription [The author became an actor, playwright, TV producer as well as a respected international banker who now lives in Toronto] . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$75.00

A Simple Introducton to Indian Classical Music

By Vedant, Prem

New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing, 1976 Incudes "Teach Yoursel Sitar" and notations for some ragas. 80p. illus [ B & W] discography.. 4th Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

Bird and Wild Life Sanctuaries in India, Nepal & Bhutan :Check List

By Singh, Raj

New Delhi: Nest and Wings (India), 1980 A naturalist's guide with chart of bird species and the sanctuaries where they were found. 74p.maps. illus [Worldcatlists only 4 copies of this edition]. First Ediiton.. Softcover. Very Good.

$30.00

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