ISBN 9781905131532,Blue Guide India

Blue Guide India


Sam Miller


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ISBN 9781905131532

White Crow Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781905131532

ISBN-10 1905131534


Number of Pages 872 Pages
Language (English)

Travel & holiday

The first Blue Guide to cover the whole of India, from Assam to Tamil Nadu. Elegantly written by Sam Miller, a long-standing India expert, who now heads the BBC World Service Trust in India. The guide contains superb plans of cities, cave sites and temple complexes, as well as illustrations of architecture and sculpture. Organised state by state, each chapter includes select coverage of where to stay and eat. The depth of information and quality of research make this book the best guide for the independent cultural traveller to this extraordinarily varied country, with excellent introductory sections on India's history, religions, culture and art. Ideal as an on-site guide as well as for pre-travel reading, to help visitors plan their itinerary. About The Author Sam Miller was born in London in 1962. He studied History at Cambridge University and Politics at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies, before joining the BBC's World Service. In the early 'nineties he was the World Service TV and radio correspondent in Delhi and on his return to the UK in 1993 was the presenter and editor of the BBC's current affairs programme South Asia Report. Later he became the head of the Urdu service and subsequently Managing Editor, South Asia. He has also worked as a reporter in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He was posted back to Delhi in 2002, and has remained there ever since. He is now the Country Director, India, for the BBC World Service Trust. He also works as a TV commentator, journalist and book reviewer for a number of Indian and international media organizations. His first book, Delhi: Adventures in Megacity was published in 2009 (Penguin India; Vintage UK).