These are some links to books, films and podcasts about India which I have found interesting, inspiring or useful. If you are interested in the country you could find something for yourself here. For books, films, photos, etc. about Ladakh check my Ladakh.pl website, which is dedicated to that region.
- India Rising: Travels in Modern India
by Oliver Balch
Faber and Faber, 2012; ISBN: 9780571259250
A fascinating book about modern India and its vast changes. About people of India, their plans, dreams and every day affords.
- Indianomix. Making sense of modern India.
by Vivek Dehejia and Rupa Subramanya
Random House India, 2012; ISBN: 978-81-8400-121-1
The economics professor Vivek Dehejia and economics journalist Rupa Subramanya put many aspects of today's India into a new perspective. From punctuality and IST - Indian Standard Time or "Indian Stretchable Time" through stock market to women's rights and sex ratio. The book makes you rethinking your understanding of many aspects of the country and today's world.
- India. A portrait.
by Patrick French
Penguin Books India, 2011; ISBN: 9780670085514
- Broken Republic. Three Essays.
by Arundhati Roy
Penguin Books, 2011; ISBN: 9780241145289
Very interesting yet quite shocking book about aspects of the contemporary Indian internal policy.
Polish edition of this book: Arundhati Roy, "Indie rozdarte", Wielka Litera 2014, ISBN: 978-83-64142-31-4.
- The Story of India
by Michael Wood
BBC Books, 2008; ISBN: 978-1-846-07460-8
A perfect introduction to the history of India written with enthusiasm. A fascinating reading.
For books about Ladakh check my Ladakh.pl website dedicated to the region.
- ExcessBag 25 Feb 12: Ashoka's India - Undesirable Places
by Sandi Toksvig
BBC Radio 4, Excess Baggage, 2012.02.25; duration: 28min.
subject: history, Ashoka, Ashoka's edicts, king, emperor, Buddhism
A talk about the great king of India Ashoka with the historian and writer, Charles Allen.
- Public Places, Private Lives - part two
by BBC World Service
BBC World Service, 2009.10.30; duration: 23min.
subject: Taj Mahal, architecture, history
- The East India Company
by Melvyn Bragg
BBC Radio 4, In Our Time: History, 2003.06.23; duration: 43min.
subject: East India Company, history
History of the East India Company.
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