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#3931 Aug 23rd, 2017, 11:02
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I've just finished India: a portrait by Michael French. An excellent read particularly if you have interest in politics.

I've now moved on to The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan. Only a couple of chapters in but a very promising start.

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#3932 Jan 7th, 2018, 00:13
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The Delhi World Book Fair opened today. Publishers from about forty countries are participating. If there's one thing I like about book fairs, it's a chance to leisurely browse through titles of your choice - and get acquainted with ones you'd likely not see when shopping online - though prices online can't be beat....

The fair is massive - well all Delhi affairs are at a certain scale - I covered three halls - I think there are eight.

This is a music stage - some poets were about to start reading ghazals

Vernacular literature from across India - Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Hindi was present in a big way.

Great experience - go there if youre in the area. I picked up five titles in no time
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#3933 Jan 7th, 2018, 00:25
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The Book Fair used to be in Feb. Two years ago they moved it to early January
#3934 Jan 7th, 2018, 00:40
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Arey they've kept Surajkund for you !
#3935 Jan 7th, 2018, 01:02
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Amitav Ghosh

Half way through an excellent series of books written by Amiav Ghosh . It starts with "the glass Palace " (fiction ) The history of Burma during the Raj and proceeds through Opium production in Bengal and the subsequent problems with china " River of smoke " " Flood of fire " and " sea of poppies " Excellent reads .
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#3936 Jun 13th, 2018, 18:04
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Taking Jack London's Call of the Wild and Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air for my trek. Will let you all know how they both are.
#3937 Jun 13th, 2018, 18:22
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Originally Posted by freenote View Post Half way through an excellent series of books written by Amiav Ghosh . It starts with "the glass Palace " (fiction ) The history of Burma during the Raj and proceeds through Opium production in Bengal and the subsequent problems with china " River of smoke " " Flood of fire " and " sea of poppies " Excellent reads .
A very good read indeed, I have read them more than once.
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The main characters in the novel are miniaturists in the Ottoman Empire, one of whom is murdered in the first chapter. now read on
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#3938 Jun 13th, 2018, 20:41
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I've nearly finished Travels in a Dervish Cloak by Isambard Wilkinson. There exist better examples of travel writing but I can still recommend it.
#3939 Jun 14th, 2018, 10:09
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I recently wrote a post compiling some of the books that have inspired me or have been fantastic companions on my trips. I alphabetical order, these would be: Cat's Cradle, (The) Hobbit, Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises, (The) Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road, (The) Snow Leopard.

Link to the post for those interested: https://www.kponthego.com/2018/05/a-...avel-with.html
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