Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Kerala: Tranquil Journeys
Displaying 2785 of 4978         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Kerala: Tranquil Journeys
Pages from the book
Kerala: Tranquil Journeys
Look Inside the Book
Description
Back of the Book

Densely populated, culturally diverse, and breathtakingly beautiful, Kerala has over the centuries mesmerized an assortment of sea-faring adventurers and backpacking tourists. This book is not so much an account of Kerala’s obvious charms and festivities, but an uncomplicated narrative that winds through its verdant landscape. This book is about Mr. Matthew sitting next to me in a public ferry and animated discussions on ‘class struggle’ in local trains. This book is about the common citizen, whose contribution to the experience of Kerala is fairly uncommon. I’m not asking you to buy this book. I’m asking you to take the next train of Kerala.

 

About the Author

Born in Kolkata and bred in Delhi, Anshuman Sen is ‘inarticulate and inartistic’ by his own admission. He describes his own admission. He describes his degrees in History and Philosophy from Delhi University as ‘fruitful yet weak adventures in academia’. Literary inconsistencies notwithstanding, Sen is blessed with a great extended family of cheerful denominations, and his favorite place in the world is ‘home’. His dream is to live with his family in the Kumaon Hills and write lots of books.

 

About the Book

Journeys are like abstruse algorithms. They begin with a set; of assumptions and the traveler is forever left groping in; It trying to calculate an end that will justify the beginning. I will remember Kerala for the friends l made in bus stands and ferries, and the consistency with which they came and went. Like beacons of inertia in my otherwise sloppy itineraries. They now tread on the weak channels that feed memory. And I live in constant fear of losing those moments of euphoria to the experiences that followed. Traveling in Kerala was infectious and intoxicating, lust as the people l met were friendly and hospitable. A hundred rolls of film, three busted umbrellas and many bus rides later, the grass is greener still on the other side. When the other side is Kerala.

Knowing where to begin a narrative, though, is as easy as finding the longest side of a circle. Which is usually the side closest. So l begin with L5, the legendary garden—facing room in college. A significant part of that legend being a reflection of its inhabitant, the enigmatic Nair from Thiruvananthapuram. A self-proclaimed eccentric, my classmate, and doyen of the Malayali clan in college, Nair was my lopsided introduction to all things Kerala. By the end of first term l could pronounce Thiruvananthapuram with desultory arrogance and switched over from bacon and eggs to banana chips for breakfast triggering a minor crisis in my anglicised Bengali household. So when the West Coast express grumbled into Palakkad Junction one April evening, l leapt out of the train with the athleticism of a well—fed temple elephant. Kerala was familiar country after all.

 

Contents

 

Lazy Jaunts in Palakkad With its incredible blend of stunning landscapes and diverse cultural influences, Palakkad’s first impressions were as good as its last. 11
Culture Capital Thrissur Centuries of royal patronage in the arts and an impressive hierarchy of temples have ensured that Thrissur’s importance in the cultural realm is unrivalled. 19
The Bharani Undoubtedly, Kerala’s most underrated mystical extravaganza, the Bharani will remain one of the most powerful experiences in my life. 27
Travels in Malabar Northern Kerala, still out of bounds to even the most inquisitive tourist, has retained its unique flavour. And Malabari food merits a three-volume eulogy. 35
Pooram the Mother of all Festivals The best place in the world to witness more than a hundred caparisoned elephants at once, Pooram is also southern India’s biggest processional festival. 51
Exploring Kochi Adopted by the Portuguess, the Dutch and the British for varying lengths of time, Kochi is Kerala’s most architecturally diverse and cosmopolitan city. 55
High Tea in Munnar A tribute to the British obsession with mono-cultivation, Munnar’s verdant tea plantations have generously contributed to its ‘Honeymoon Destination’ status. 63
Monsoon Spotting in Kovalam The enigmatic southwest monsoons normally reach this rather picturesque corner of Kerala’s coast by early June. Umbrellas and raincoats and mandatory accessories in Kovalam. 69
Boating it is the Backwaters Equally enchanting are Kerala’s intricate network of waterways, that have become synonymous with its tourism industry. A ketuvellam ride is yet another of those unforgettable Kerala experiences. 79
Onam and the Great Boat Races Celebrated by people of all faiths, Onam is Kerala’s most euspicious festival, and the best time of the year to grab some snake-boating action. 89

Sample Page


Kerala: Tranquil Journeys

Item Code:
IHL700
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2009
Publisher:
ISBN:
817234290 - X
Size:
9.5 inch X 7.0 inch
Pages:
96 (Illustrated Throughout In Color)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 390 gms
Price:
$22.50
Discounted:
$16.88   Shipping Free
You Save:
$5.62 (25%)
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Kerala: Tranquil Journeys

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6598 times since 24th Nov, 2014
Back of the Book

Densely populated, culturally diverse, and breathtakingly beautiful, Kerala has over the centuries mesmerized an assortment of sea-faring adventurers and backpacking tourists. This book is not so much an account of Kerala’s obvious charms and festivities, but an uncomplicated narrative that winds through its verdant landscape. This book is about Mr. Matthew sitting next to me in a public ferry and animated discussions on ‘class struggle’ in local trains. This book is about the common citizen, whose contribution to the experience of Kerala is fairly uncommon. I’m not asking you to buy this book. I’m asking you to take the next train of Kerala.

 

About the Author

Born in Kolkata and bred in Delhi, Anshuman Sen is ‘inarticulate and inartistic’ by his own admission. He describes his own admission. He describes his degrees in History and Philosophy from Delhi University as ‘fruitful yet weak adventures in academia’. Literary inconsistencies notwithstanding, Sen is blessed with a great extended family of cheerful denominations, and his favorite place in the world is ‘home’. His dream is to live with his family in the Kumaon Hills and write lots of books.

 

About the Book

Journeys are like abstruse algorithms. They begin with a set; of assumptions and the traveler is forever left groping in; It trying to calculate an end that will justify the beginning. I will remember Kerala for the friends l made in bus stands and ferries, and the consistency with which they came and went. Like beacons of inertia in my otherwise sloppy itineraries. They now tread on the weak channels that feed memory. And I live in constant fear of losing those moments of euphoria to the experiences that followed. Traveling in Kerala was infectious and intoxicating, lust as the people l met were friendly and hospitable. A hundred rolls of film, three busted umbrellas and many bus rides later, the grass is greener still on the other side. When the other side is Kerala.

Knowing where to begin a narrative, though, is as easy as finding the longest side of a circle. Which is usually the side closest. So l begin with L5, the legendary garden—facing room in college. A significant part of that legend being a reflection of its inhabitant, the enigmatic Nair from Thiruvananthapuram. A self-proclaimed eccentric, my classmate, and doyen of the Malayali clan in college, Nair was my lopsided introduction to all things Kerala. By the end of first term l could pronounce Thiruvananthapuram with desultory arrogance and switched over from bacon and eggs to banana chips for breakfast triggering a minor crisis in my anglicised Bengali household. So when the West Coast express grumbled into Palakkad Junction one April evening, l leapt out of the train with the athleticism of a well—fed temple elephant. Kerala was familiar country after all.

 

Contents

 

Lazy Jaunts in Palakkad With its incredible blend of stunning landscapes and diverse cultural influences, Palakkad’s first impressions were as good as its last. 11
Culture Capital Thrissur Centuries of royal patronage in the arts and an impressive hierarchy of temples have ensured that Thrissur’s importance in the cultural realm is unrivalled. 19
The Bharani Undoubtedly, Kerala’s most underrated mystical extravaganza, the Bharani will remain one of the most powerful experiences in my life. 27
Travels in Malabar Northern Kerala, still out of bounds to even the most inquisitive tourist, has retained its unique flavour. And Malabari food merits a three-volume eulogy. 35
Pooram the Mother of all Festivals The best place in the world to witness more than a hundred caparisoned elephants at once, Pooram is also southern India’s biggest processional festival. 51
Exploring Kochi Adopted by the Portuguess, the Dutch and the British for varying lengths of time, Kochi is Kerala’s most architecturally diverse and cosmopolitan city. 55
High Tea in Munnar A tribute to the British obsession with mono-cultivation, Munnar’s verdant tea plantations have generously contributed to its ‘Honeymoon Destination’ status. 63
Monsoon Spotting in Kovalam The enigmatic southwest monsoons normally reach this rather picturesque corner of Kerala’s coast by early June. Umbrellas and raincoats and mandatory accessories in Kovalam. 69
Boating it is the Backwaters Equally enchanting are Kerala’s intricate network of waterways, that have become synonymous with its tourism industry. A ketuvellam ride is yet another of those unforgettable Kerala experiences. 79
Onam and the Great Boat Races Celebrated by people of all faiths, Onam is Kerala’s most euspicious festival, and the best time of the year to grab some snake-boating action. 89

Sample Page


Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

శబరిమల (కాలాతీత సందేశం) - Sabarimala in Telugu
by Srikant, C. V. Manoj
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Integral Book, Kerala
Item Code: NZH247
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
ശരി ഗണപതി: Sri Ganapati (Malayalam)
Item Code: NZH239
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
അകപ്പൊരുൾ: Akapporul (Malayalam)
Item Code: NZH238
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
An Intensive Course in Malayalam (An Old and Rare Book)
Item Code: NAK153
$45.00$33.75
You save: $11.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
Heramba Ganapati arrived safely today and was shipped promptly. Another fantastic find from Exotic India with perfect customer service. Thank you. Jai Ganesha Deva
Marc, UK
I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
Best web site to shop on line.
Suman, USA
Thank you for having such a great website. I have given your site to all the people I get compliments on your merchandise.
Pat, Canada.
Love the website and the breadth of selection. Thanks for assembling such a great collection of art and sculpture.
Richard, USA
Another three books arrived during the last weeks, all of them diligently packed. Excellent reading for the the quieter days at the end of the year. Greetings to Vipin K. and his team.
Walter
Your products are uncommon yet have advanced my knowledge and devotion to Sanatana Dharma. Also, they are reasonably priced and ship quickly. Thank you for all you do.
Gregory, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India