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Daughter of Persia

Our advice columnist Inga la Gringa recommends this autobiography for travelers “perplexed about persia.” A fascinating personal account of the Islamist Revolution in Iran, Farman Farmaian’s studies at UCLA, return to Iran to found the Tehran School of Social Work, and eventual exile.

The Last Great Revolution

A reporter who has been covering Iran since 1973 explores the country pre- and post-revolution.

The Cost of Living

In two essays, the acclaimed fiction writer examines how the debates around dam building and nuclear power reflect some of the issues facing modern India.

City of Djinns

A meticulous and fascinating look at the wonders and horrors of Dehli past and present.

Autobiography : The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Gandhi’s inner musings on truth and non-violence.

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