Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Monday, April 07, 2008

Cultures new

I am intrigued by Indian culture. I listen to BBC Asian from time to time. I own Bhagra CDs. I've turned my fair share of old sari's into curtains etc.

So when Michael Wood wrote a book called India, I had to give it a try. I really enjoyed it and now want to find some accesible translations of some of the poetry/oral histories he talks about. It covers a very wide swath of time and therefore can't give any one thing a lot of time. However it was a great survey. My only complaint is the map. Wood, next time get a better map/maps. I wanted to figure out where things were and they weren't on the sole map included in the book.


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