Curry, the Taj Mahal, Bengal Tigers. Being so vast that it is often referred as the “Indian Subcontinent”, the Indian Republic is the one place in the world that can boast of being completely multicultural. Within its vastness, more than 445 languages are spoken, it has 20 official languages, and practically all of the world’s religions are practiced.
Facts that surprise no one after seeing the population numbers, 1.3 billion people within its boundaries.
It goes without saying that among such vastness of land and people there lots to do. Visit the sunny beaches at Goa, immerse in the spirituality of Varanasi, visit the colorful temples at Madurai, or simply get lost on the thousand attractions Delhi is got to offer.
#1 Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
Sarah originally has a hate/hate relationship with the subcontinent based on a trip she has to India in her twenties which makes her never want to go back. However, she’s transferred there many years later when she follows the love of her life. Her relationship with the country changes when she has to live in India, and it’s all done with a lot of great humour and Holy Cow is a great story of personal transformation.
#2 Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in India
This book is a must read for anyone interested in buying gemstones or jewellery when in India. It will help people understand what to look for and what to avoid when buying gemstones and Indian jewellery.
#3 Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians
Speaking of India is a great book for the nuances of interacting with Indians. Once you go to India this book will make so much sense!!
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