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Armchair Travels: India

Explore and discover India with these books.


Chandra, Smita and Sanjeev Chandra
Cuisines of India: The Art and Tradition of Regional Indian Cooking
TX724.5.I4 C372 2001x
This book has recipes from six different Indian regions and includes the history of each region.
Kaimal, Maya
Savoring the Spice Coast of India: Fresh Flavors from Kerala
TX724.5.I4 K23 2000
A colorful book describing the spices of recipes of Southern India.
Kingman, Rani
A Taste of Madras: A South Indian Cookbook
TX724.5.I4 K56 1996
This cookbook for experienced cooks includes cultural contexts for all its recipes.
Rawji, Tahera and Hamida Suleman
Simply Indian: Sweet and Spicy Recipes from India, Pakistan and East Africa
TX724.5.I4 R39 2002x
The rich tastes of Indian food are maintained even with the simplified recipes and techniques shared in this cookbook.

Travel Guides


Memoirs & Nonfiction

Travelers' Tales Guides-India: True Stories
DS414.2 I557 2004x
An anthology of stories about traveling in India.
Dalrymple, William
City of Djinns: A Year of Delhi
DS486.D3 D27 1993
This first of six books by Dalrymple about India is as interesting as it is informative in its discussion of the eight cities of Delhi throughout the ages.
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
G154.5.G55 A3 2006
Gilbert goes on a year long journey of rediscovery, stopping in India to learn about meditation.


Mistry, Rohinton
A Fine Balance
Set in India in the 1970s, this Oprah Book Club novel tells the story of four people's struggles and eventual friendship.


Föllmi, Olivier
q DS408.F65 2005
Look through the pictures in this big, beautiful book!