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Posted on: Thursday , Jan 29, 2009 At 19:10 PM

Books For The India Explorer - V

'India Explored' has been posting travel book suggestions for the readers who want to know more about the country. Here we have is the fifth posts in the series, bringing you four more book. See links below for earlier posts in the series.

  1. The Great Arc by John Keay. this is a story about mapping geographical terrotories of India in first half of 19th century by British surveyors. The story talks about four decades of effort by George Everest(after whom Mt.Everest is named), and his predecessor William Lambton. 
  2. Himalaya by Michael Palin. Michael Palin is known for travel series' he makes for BBC. This book is his memoirs of three month long journey from end to end of Himalayas, shooting a series for BBC. The book covers his journey from Afghan-Pak border to China through India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
  3. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. This is the best selling book about an Everest climbing mission gone bad. Besides a log of what happened in the mission, this also introduces the reader of the preparations involved in climbing Everest, it's economics and difficulties.
  4. Abandon by Pico Iyer. Written by one of the best known travel writers in the world, Abandon book is a story that revolves around sufism, where someone goes in search of secrets of Sufism to Iran, India and Spain.
See earlier posts in the series - parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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