On A Shoestring To Coorg A Travel Memoir Of India

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468305735
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On A Shoestring To Coorg A Travel Memoir Of India from the Author: Dervla Murphy. Travel writing on exotic India. From Bombay to the hippy beaches of Goa and on to the tropical trip of India, travelling by boat and bus, staying in fisherman’s huts and no-star hotels, Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter explored the south. En route they fell in love with the tiny mountain paradise of Coorg, whose landscapes and people form the focus of a wonderfully evocative travel diary. This is an account of their journey. The author also wrote In Cameroon with Egbert, The Waiting Land and Muddling through in Madagascar.

Full Tilt Ireland To India With A Bicycle

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590209508
Size: 12.77 MB
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Full Tilt Ireland To India With A Bicycle from the Author: Dervla Murphy. A bicycle trek across two continents. Based on her daily diary, this is Dervla Murphy’s account of her ride, in 1963, across frozen Europe and through Persia and Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan and into India, during one of the worst winters in memory. She has written other travel books, including In Ethiopia with a Mule.

Where The Indus Is Young

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719565151
Size: 32.43 MB
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Where The Indus Is Young from the Author: Dervla Murphy. One winter, Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter explored 'Little Tibet' high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas. For three months they travelled on foot and on pony along the perilous Indus Gorge and into nearby valleys. Even when beset by crumbling tracks over bottomless chasms, an assault by a lascivious Kashmiri, the unnerving melancholy of the Balts, and Rachel's continual probing questions, this formidable traveller retained her enthusiasm for her surroundings and her sense of humour. Hair-raising, gloriously subjective and with the quirky vitality of fiction, the resulting book is a classic of travel writing.

Saints Scholars And Schizophrenics

Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520224803
Size: 69.18 MB
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Saints Scholars And Schizophrenics from the Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes. "Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics, in its original form--now integrally reproduced in the new edition--is a most important seminal study of an Irish community."--Conor Cruise O'Brien

South From The Limpopo

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468305816
Size: 70.99 MB
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South From The Limpopo from the Author: Dervla Murphy. This powerful book places the complex and apparently insoluble problems of South Africa in a new light, and movingly exhibits the great love she and the people she met share for the country. Dervla Murphy has been recording her travel experiences—treks through (among other places) India, Transylvania, and several countries in Africa—for well over thirty years. In South from the Limpopo, she continues her writings on the African continent, bringing her unique insights to the still-troubled country of South Africa.

A Journey In Ladakh

Author: Andrew Harvey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524196
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A Journey In Ladakh from the Author: Andrew Harvey. Now considered a classic among readers interested in Tibetan Buddhism and pilgrimages of the spirit of all kinds, A Journey in Ladakh is Andrew Harvey's spiritual travelogue of his arduous journey to one of the most remote parts of the world--the highest, least populated region in India, cut off by snow for six months each year. Buddhists have meditated in the mountains of Ladakh since three centuries before Christ, and it is there that the purest form of Tibetan Buddhism is still practiced today.

Kaleidoscope City

Author: Piers Moore Ede
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408835428
Size: 69.68 MB
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Kaleidoscope City from the Author: Piers Moore Ede. 'I will never forget my first sight of the river in Varanasi, from the narrowness and constriction of the alleys, thronged with activity, to the sudden release of the waterfront, the labyrinth's end . . . It seems that all of life has its assigned place on the stone steps leading down to the Ganges. Some are used for bathing, others for laundry, washing buffalo, puja (worship, ceremonial offering), and this one for the business of death. The smells are of wood smoke, buffalo dung, urine and jasmine flowers. The sounds are of rustling kites and lowing cattle, crackling wood and prayer. . .' Piers Moore Ede first fell in love with Varanasi when he passed through it on his way to Nepal in search of wild honey hunters. In the decade that followed it continued to exert its pull on him, and so he returned to live there, to press his ear to its heartbeat and to discover what it is that makes the spiritual capital of India so unique. In this intoxicating 'city of 10,000 widows', where funeral pyres smoulder beside the river in which thousands of pilgrims bathe, and holiness and corruption walk side by side, Piers encounters sweet-makers and sadhus, mischievous boatmen and weary bureaucrats, silk weavers and musicians and discovers a remarkable interplay between death and life, light and dark.

Hindoo Holiday

Author: J. R. Ackerley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141900032
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Hindoo Holiday from the Author: J. R. Ackerley. In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.

The Waiting Land

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011659
Size: 57.21 MB
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The Waiting Land from the Author: Dervla Murphy. Dervla Murphy describes her various journeys by air, bicycle, and foot in the remote and mountainous Lantang region near Tibet. Written with charm and sensitivity, this book reveals the vitality of an age-old civilization.