Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries – but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who sawastounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science.
Item : JON OLAFSSON A VOYAGE TO INDIA - MEMOIRS OF JOHN OLAFSSON - ICELANDER AND TRAVELLER TO INDIA 1622-1625 as written by Himself with THE STORY OF MADS RASMUSSEN CHAPLIN ON THE PERLEN 1623-1626 edited and translated by Inger Barnes.
Banaras: The Sacred City. Tiger Books International, London, 1988. Book Condition: Vg, prev owner's plate to the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, price clipped, protected. First edition, 1988, hardcover, quarto, 40 pp.
Hardback copy of Gone Away, an Indian Journal by Dom Moraes. Since his mother-tongue is English he presents the intriguing paradox of an Indian conditioned to view his own country almost as a foreign tourist.
The book comprises of 28 chapters and a Glossary and charts the author's experiences in India between 1945 and 1947 as she lived in cities and cantonments, in the plains and the mountains. It is undated but research suggests that it was published in 1951 - The Introduction by the author has, at its end, two dates : New Delhi 1946 and New York 1948.
Visions of Mughal India An Anthology of European Travel Writing by Michael Fisher 9781845113544 (Hardback, 2007)
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