John Murray Publishers Ltd

A Handbook for Travellers in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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ISBN: 9780719528286
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 1975-12
Number of pages: 774
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The Handbook to India has been the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Subcontinent since 1859. Since it was revised and reset for the 22nd edition in 1975, a number of further updatings and expansions have been made to ensure that it remains unchallenged 'for the study of an engrossing history, an interesting nationality, and an unrivalled art,' as an early edition put it.In 1975 the 100 page Introduction was almost completely rewritten including a new section on art by W. G. Archer and Mildred Archer. The main text, still invaluable for information on rail travel, was supplemented by details of internal air services and the increasing possibilities for motoring. Details of camping and trekking, game parks, fishing, and handicrafts were included. Maps were revised wherever possible.None of the very detailed coverage of the architectural and historical remains was sacrificed and, as far as possible, the new archaeological and historical discoveries were covered. Khajuraho was given a much fuller treatment by Penelope Chet-wode, and some detail is now given about Ladakh and the Lahaul Valley beyond Kulu.Finally the section on Burma was replaced by a much longer one on Nepal specially written by Elizabeth von Furer-Haimen-dorf which covers both the towns and temples of the Kathmandu valley and the many possibilities for trekking and camping in the mountains.

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