India Unveiled. Robert
Arnett, Atman Press, ISBN 0-965-2900-7-7. A pictorial anthology
of travels in India, visiting many of the places we often visit.
& Beliefs. Gayle Colquitt White, The Berkley
Publishing Group, ISBN 0-425-16002-5. Brief discussion on, and forms
of, etiquette of the major religions of the World including those
we will experience.
Illustrated World’s Religions. Huston Smith,
Harper San Francisco, ISBN 0-06-067453-9. In the detailed and illustrated
chapters on Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and others,
read both similarities and differences of some of the worlds great
Religions of Asia. Herbert Stroup, Harpers
& Row. Comparison of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
Britannica. George Moorhouse, Harpers &
Row, ISBN 0-06-015115-3. Colorful and illustrated life in India
under British rule.
World of Ancient India. Gustave Le Bon, Tudor
Publishing Co. Short history of India from the Vedas to the Hindu-Moslem
Waters: A Pilgrimage up the Ganges River to the Source of Hindu
Culture. Stephen Alter. Harcourt, October
17, 2001. ISBN: 0151005850.
Suitable Boy. Vikram Seth. A historic fiction,
a story of arranged marriages, love, social classes, and Indian
society in the 1950s.
Unbound: The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence
to the Global Information Age. Gurcharan Das.
A personal account of changes taking place in India since independence
written by a former CEO of Proctor & Gamble.
Street: Why India Will Survive the Politicians. Tavleen
Singh. For those interested in politics, a humorous profile
of politicians in India.
Maharajas. Gita Piramal. A fast reading book
about successful business leaders in India.
History of India: Volume 1. Romila Thapar.
A comprehensive and seminal text on Indian History.