FROM COVER TO COVER
New travel literature to pack along with your bags
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH: Writings on the Indian Hills by Ruskin Bond and Bulbul Sharma (editors) Speaking Tiger `699; 432 pages
Ruskin Bond lives in Mussoorie, while Bulbul Sharma spends some of her time in Shaya, a Himachali village. Together, they bring to this anthology their honed knowledge about India’s hills.
THREE CENTURIES OF TRAVEL WRITING BY MUSLIM WOMEN by Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Daniel Majchrowicz, and Sunil Sharma (editors) Indiana University Press `6,154; 534 pages
This travel writing collection by Muslim women from past centuries is a treat to read. It also shows us that one does not need wealth or the entitlement of masculinity to explore the world.
TOURISTS: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves by Lucy Lethbridge Bloomsbury `799; 362 pages
Not all Britons travelled abroad to colonise countries. In this thorough exploration of British tourism, Lucy Lethbridge shows how travel can both destroy and preserve traditional cultures.