Author: Louise Nicholson
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9622173888
The three cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur collectively called the Golden Triangle all embody different aspects of visitors fascination with India. Bustling Old Delhi with its Mughal fort contrasts with elegant New Delhi, once envisioned as the jewel in the crown of the British Empire; Agra is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most beautiful and beguiling monuments; while the pink city of Jaipur and nearby Amber Fort call to mind the fantastic opulence of the Indian princely states.
This guide combines learning with pleasure, offering essential practical information on getting around while taking a look into India’s extravagant history. There are special topics on the marble inlayers of Agra, birds, elephants, and Dhurrie-weaving, and literary excerpts from the rich collection of writing about India, including Anita Desai on filial devotion, R K Narayan on being a good tour guide, and Gayatri Devi on becoming a maharaja’s new wife.
Written by an author with obvious affection for and knowledge of India.
Essential practical information.
Hindi survival vocabulary.
Over 100 evocative colour photographs and illustrations.
14 easy-to-use maps and plans
Emphasis on the historical and cultural background of the three cities.
Special topics and literary excerpts.
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur: Three Cities Intertwined through the Centuries
Delhi, Agra and Jaipur Today
General Information for Happy, Hazardless Days
Food: Spicy Gourmandising, Refreshing Drinks
Shopping: Irresistible, Exotic, Quality Craftsmanship
The Triangle on Wheels: Detours to Palaces, Parks and Village
Maps and Plans-Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
Rudyard Kipling on a comeuppance
R K Narayan on the perfect guide
Gayatri Devi on becoming the Maharaja’s new bride
Nayantara Sahgal on a career choice
Father Monserrate on Akbar the man
Thomas Roe on the first British Embassy
Rabindranath Tagore on a forgotten song
Dandin on Debauchery
V S Naipaul on an Inspector of Forms and Stationary