Gary Worthington's books include the epic historical novels India Treasures , also published in South Asia by Penguin India as The Mangarh Chronicles ; and India Fortunes. His articles have appeared in Traveler's India magazine and elsewhere.
Of India Treasures/The Mangarh Chronicles, a review in The Statesman of New Delhi said, "Worthington has wonderfully captured the mystique and adventure-soaked atmosphere of Rajasthan, with its golden forts and the awe-inspiring desert. A delight to read."
In the historical novels India Treasures and India Fortunes, the fictional fortress and town of Mangarh are modeled in large part on the town and fortress/palace of Bundi in Rajasthan. If an Indian town can appropriately be called “charming,” perhaps
The Mangarh Treasure, Part One Rajasthan State, 19 June 1975 C.E. As Vijay Singh drew nearer to Mangarh, the dread of being exposed as an imposter threatened to overwhelm him. He realized how tightly he clenched the seat’s sticky vinyl,
We had long wanted to visit Pushkar again, this time to experience the famous Camel Fair. At last, we managed to schedule a visit in 2010. Despite it being famous as a “tourist” attraction, it lived up to our expectations
(Note: This post is adapted from a piece that I wrote for the now-defunct Traveler’s India magazine, which published it in a shorter form, with only three of the many photos submitted. The following photos were taken a number
A MATTER OF HONOR: REVISITING RAJASTHAN’S GREAT FORT OF CHITTORGARH By Gary Worthington Of all the major fortresses of India, few can equal Chittorgarh in historical importance, legend, sheer size, or the impact it makes on visitors. A number
This impressive fortress-palace, one of the largest in Rajasthan, is a popular tourist attraction. Straddling a huge rock outcropping, it dominates the city. The setting inspired the immense fortress of Mangarh in my historical novels, a key element of the