Travelers' Tales India: True Stories [NOOK Book]

Overview

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. India dissolves ideas about what it means to be alive, and its people give new meaning to compassion, perseverance, ingenuity, and friendship. India—monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and ...
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Travelers' Tales India: True Stories

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Overview

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. India dissolves ideas about what it means to be alive, and its people give new meaning to compassion, perseverance, ingenuity, and friendship. 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. Journey to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the world’s biggest party, with David Yeadon and take "A Bath for Fifteen Million People"; greet the monsoon with Alexancer Frater where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet; track the endangered Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros through the jungles of Assam with Larry Habegger; encounter the anguish of the caste system with Steve Coll; discover the eternal power of the "monument of love," the Taj Mahal, with Jonah Blank; and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932361797
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Travelers' Tales Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 642,071
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James O'Reilly, publisher of Travelers’ Tales, and Larry Habegger, executive editor, have worked as series editors on seventy Travelers’ Tales titles, winning many awards for excellence. James and Larry also write a syndicated newspaper column, "World Travel Watch," which has appeared since 1985 in major newspapers in five countries. James and Larry live with their families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Great stories about travels in India

    I love this book! Whether you are planning a trip to India, or just love reading stories about other cultures, this book is great reading - informational and entertaining. A lot of the stories are excerpts from other books, some of which I plan to read once I am through with this one.

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