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Alumni Travel Reading 2018-2019: South India


Wildlife Conservation

Tiger in Sundarbans Tiger Reserve. Image by Dibyendu Ash. Courtesy of

Ranthambore National Park

Indian Cusine

India: Splendors of the South

Large Indian palace with arches and domed towers

Mysore Palace. Image by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra. Obtained on flickr with a Creative Commons license.


Selected and Annotated By:
Pushkar Sohoni
Former Penn Libraries Specialist for South Asia

Revised By: Kelsey LeClair
Penn Dental Library 

For more information about this and other Penn excursions, please visit the Penn Alumni Travel Web site.


Large Hindu temple

Akshardham, Delhi. Courtesy of


Thrillers about tigers in India are by a colonial-era hunter and later conservationist, Jim Corbett, who wrote a series of books, the titles of which start as ‘Man-Eaters of ….’


Kabini River

Elephants by the Kabini River. Image by Anne Roberts. Obtained on flickr with a Creative Commons license.

Mysore Palace

Gates of the Maharaja Palace. Image by Mircea. Obtained on flickr with a Creative Commons license.

Sri Lanka

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