Q. Mumbai is the official name for this Indian city:

  1. Bombay
  2. Madras
  3. Bangalore
  4. Lucknow

1. Bombay

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IndiaTravelers’ Tales is a new kind of travel anthology, marrying the best of the guidebook and travel literature. India is the third book in this series: a wonderful collection of place-specific tales previously scattered far and wide. Veteran travel writers James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger read hundreds of stories to select those that best capture the experience of India.

India is among the most difficult — and most rewarding — of places to travel. Some have said India stands for “I’ll Never Do It Again.” Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. It has been said that there are 330 million gods in India, and there are at least that many varieties of experiences available, religious or otherwise.

India — monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth — is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. And, like life itself (if reincarnation be true) worth visiting repeatedly in this turn of the wheel and the next.

Stories include:

  • A Bath for Fifteen Million People
  • The Boxer from Calcutta
  • South India’s Silicon Valley
  • The Dharma of Heli-skiing
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Dish-Wallahs

Notable authors include: David Yeadon, William Dalrymple, Geoffrey Moorhouse, Salman Rushdie, Rory Nugent, and Madhur Jaffrey.



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