India the Land of Gods

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Partridge Publishing, Sep 29, 2014 - Travel - 352 pages
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India is a timeless land of dynamic change and huge diversity. The social and political evolution over the centuries has greatly enriched the Indian culture and has given rise to great traditions and heritage. Its glorious history tells the tales of its prosperity despite destruction due to invasion by outside forces. This prosperity shines all over India especially, in palaces, temples and in many other monuments. More spectacular are the ruins of ancient India, which are still surviving to eagerly tell their stories to the patient listeners. The beauty of the sculptures and temple architecture of India are unparalleled; so are its natural beauty and its wild life. This book presents the travel experience of a couple that visits India to rediscover and explore the glorious vistas of the bygone era. They attempt to unravel the marvels of ancient India by digging inio the history, mythology and legends of every place they visit. This book is essentially a collection of travel stories presented in the fashion of a fiction, but with authentic facts and figures. Starting from the capital New Delhi and the exotic Himalayan towns of Haridwar and Hrishikesh, the travel continues to the colourful state of Orissa and then to the historical wonders and the magnificent sites of Karnataka and finally to the fascinating state of Tamil Nadu that gleams with vibrant spirituality around its countless temples. The reader will roam freely in the ruins, in the palaces and among the gorgeous temples with towering gopurams. The classic account of these travels allows the reader to stand up in a place where the present meets the past bridging time and space and surmounting all barriers, and to behold the most impressive evidence of the creative ability of the human mind.
 

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Contents

Delhi to Hrishikesh
Hyderabad toMadurai 3 To Orissa with Passion The Golden Triangle
Chilika The Wonder Lake
To Orissa with Passion The Diamond Triangle
Tikarparha A Venture into the Wilderness
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar
Ajanta
Aurangabad and Ellora
Bangalore
Hampi
Aihole Pattadakal and Badami
Belur and Halibidu
Shravanabelagola and Mysore
Chennai
Chennai to Tiruvanamalai
Kumbakonam

Thiruvananthapuram to Kanyakumari
Rameshwaram to Madurai
Orissa Calls Again
Tanjavur and Tiruchirapalli
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Subhash C Biswas has been a professor of Phusics in his career life. Since receiving his Doctorate from University of Laval in 1972, he has taught and has published research papers in scientific journals. He is now retired and lives in Ottawa, Canada. Travelling is one of his pastimes and literature has always been his passion. He has traveled extensively in India visiting especially temples, ruins and palaces.

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