INDIA CHARMING CHAOS

'India Charming Chaos ' is a travelogue through a large swath of North India with plenty of historical context, and eye-opening facts leading to thoughtful opinions and observations on culture, religion, economy, politics and social issues.

 

The words and the photographs paint a lively picture of India's men, women and children in their pursuit of happiness. The reader comes away with a clear understanding why India's chaos is hypnotizing and fascinating. Reading this five week adventure, lived by a couple in their late 50s, may well be the decisive factor for the reader to go to India now.

 

The book is loaded with how-to tips.

 

The foreword is written by one of the world leading Indologists, Dr. Koenraad Elst. To place everything in genuine Indian perspective, the Indian Dr. Reddy Thimmarayanagari finishes the book with his afterthoughts on what the author learned and the photographer saw.

 

Books:

1 Delhi: This volume concentrates on today’s power center of New Delhi and its historic context. The text and the 132 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the way of life in the capital of India.

 

2. Jaipur - Naguar - Deshnoke: one big town and two small villages and puts them in historic context. The text and the 236 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the particular way of life in Rajasthan. The beautiful scenery and the colorful attire of the local women form the background

 

3. Agra: Historic town of Agra and its surroundings and puts it all in historic context. The text and the 193 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the particular way of life in and around Agra. The beautiful scenery and the world famous palaces and mausoleums form the background.

 

4. Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho: This volume concentrates on three historic towns in Madhya Pradesh State and puts them all in historic context. The text and the original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the particular way of life in this State. The beautiful scenery and the world famous palaces, forts and temples are center stage.

 

5. Sarnath - Varanasi: The ancient holy city of Varanasi and the birthplace of Buddhism, Sarnath, and puts both in historic context. The text and the original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the particular way of life in these sanctuaries. The beautiful scenery, the Ganges River and the world famous temples are center stage.

 

6. Allahabad - Kanpur - Bithoor : The holy city of Allahabad, the industrial hub of Kanpur and the ancient sanctuary of Bithoor, and puts them in historic context. The text and the original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the particular way of life in these towns. The beautiful scenery, the local people and the Ganges are center stage.

 

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