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Travel Literature: India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.


I. Books and Published Materials
  • An account of the kingdom of Caubul: and its dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; comprising a view of the Afghaun nation and a history of the Dooraunee monarchy Mountstuart Elphinstone, 1842
  • The cross in the land of the trident, Harlan P. Beach, 1895
  • The web of empire: a diary of the imperial tour of their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall & York in 1901, Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace; with illustrations by the Chevalier de Martino and Sydney P. Hall, 1902
  • Imperialism; a study, J.A. Hobson, 1902
  • The National Geographic Magazine, December 1940 - contains 40 color photographs of India in an arrangement titled "Princely India"
  • Flight to Everywhere: A Picture Journey over 32,000 miles of Air Transport Command Routes through jungle, desert and arctic, Ivan Dmitri, 1944
  • "Curry & rice" on forty plates, or, The ingredients of social life at "our station" in India, George Francklin Atkinson, 1982
  • India in the French Imagination: Peripheral Voices, 1754-1815, Kate Marsh, 2009
II. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary Mary F. McVicker, 2008
  • Historic Textbook Collection, 19th century
  • Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations and Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910, Volume 4 The Far East Edited Susan Schoenbauer, 2003
  • Literature of travel and exploration: an Encyclopedia, Jennifer Speake, editor, bibliographies and historiographies
  • The Norton book of travel, editor Paul Fussell, 1987 travel writing of notable authors
  • The Mind of the Traveler : From Gilgamesh to global tourism, Eric J. Leed
  • Women Writing Home, 1700-1920 Klaus Stierstorfer, 2006, 6 volume collection of women's letters from across the former British Empire includes Africa, India, USA, Canada and others
  • Following the Equator : A journey around the world, Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), 1897
  • The Working Christian/The Baptist Courier 1869 to present
III. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • The discovery of India , Jawaharlal Nehru, 1956, General Collection
  • The travels of Dean Mahomet: an eighteenth-century journey through India, edited with an introduction and biographical essay by Michael H. Fisher, 1997, General Collection
  • Great Women Travel Writers: from 1750 to the present, editor Alba Amoia and Bettina L. Knapp, 2005, General Collection
  • Britain in India, 1765-1905, editors John Marriott, Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay advisory editor, Partha Chatterjee, 2006, General Collection
  • A dictionary of Indian history, Sachchidananda Bhattacharya, 1967, Reference Collection
  • The geographical dictionary of ancient and mediaeval India, Nundo Lal Dey, 1971, Reference Collection
  • Learning about India: an annotated guide for nonspecialists, Barbara J. Harrison, 1977, Reference Collection
  • A dictionary of modern Indian history, 1707-1947, Parshotam Mehra, 1985, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of India, general editor, P.N. Chopra, vol. 1-3, 1992, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, editor, Kelly Boyd, 1999, Reference Collection
  • The territories of India, Europa, 2002, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Exploration, 4 volumes, 4th volume 1850-1940, editor John Raymond Howgego, 2003-2008, Reference Collection
IV. Online Resources at Furman
V. Web Sites