Author: John Keay
Publisher: Books Today
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187478063
The classic introduction to India reissued with an extensive new foreword.
India challenges the visitor like no other country. Vast, ancient and impossibly demanding, it is never just a holiday or an assignment. The advertisements call it an experience; it changes people in unexpected ways. To comprehend and enjoy this experience, there is no better introduction to the tradition and inhibitions of the world's most complex society than Into India.
Written in the 1970s, Into India achieved classic status and remained in print for twenty years. John Keay has since written more specialized studies of India and elsewhere, including a major new history of the subcontinent. But this reissue of his first book, with a new foreword setting it in the context of the present, will be enthusiastically greeted by all to whom India appeals.
COMMENTS:I am always being asked what is a good introduction to India. I recommend John Keay's Into India. - Mark Tully, ex-BBC correspondent, New Delhi
A book one can honestly recommend to someone who is going out there for the first time. Truly excellent. An indispensable primer. - Paul Scott, author of The Jewel in the Crown