Author: Madhoor KapurPublisher: Blue Jay BooksYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 283ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075767
Sumptuously illustrated with twenty-one drawings by the author, this unique book fills a long-felt gap in literature on India.An impressionistic and lyrical account of journeys, it offers fresh insights on the well-trodden paths, but is also about little-known treasures that are still of easy access. Descriptions of exquisite temples will inspire and pulsating crowds will excite; vast mountain ranges will view for attention with anonymous beaches and atolls of extraordinary beauty. The humbleness of villages will move one as will scenes of yet unspoiled nature, and chance encounters with a colorful and varied people will enrich one's view of an ancient culture in the throes of change.
PrefaceThe Blue Desert (Orissa)An Old Citadel (Hyderabad)The Lure of Faraway Islands (The Andaman Islands)A Light on the Shore (Mammalapuram)A silent Encounter (Pondicherry)Stones in Time (Sanchi)An Early Home (Bhimbetka)A Retreat in the Mist (Dalhousie)The Swaying Palms (Kerala)An Untouched Atoll (The Lakshadweep Islands)the Living Ruins (Karnataka)Repose (Goa)A Fort of the Sea (Alibagh)The Glowing Limb (Ajanta and Ellora)Steps by the Water (Varanasi)A Serene God (Khajuraho)An Island of Prayer (Diu)The Burning Turbans (Rajasthan)A Secret Hill (Manali)A Verdant Valley (Kashmir)Blazing Fields on the Bare Mountain (Ladakh)