Gary Worthington's books include the award winning epic historical novels India Treasures, also published by Penguin India as The Mangarh Chronicles; and the companion sequel India Fortunes.
Along with a number of major authors, he is a monthly contributor to the Writing Historical Novels website at www.WritingHistoricalNovels.com . His articles have appeared in Traveler’s India magazine and elsewhere.
He and his wife Sandra have traveled widely on the Indian subcontinent and in many other countries of Asia, as well as in Europe. They are involved long term in funding the construction and operation of primary schools in remote areas of the Great Indian (Thar) Desert.
In his legal career, he has been a lawyer in private practice, a legal counsel for the Washington State House of Representatives, and a JAG officer in the U.S. Navy. Most recently he helped plan and develop the unique new Cama Beach State Park on a historic waterfront resort site formerly operated by his wife Sandra's family on Camano Island, Washington.
His wide range of interests include personal spiritual growth, graphic arts, the night sky, and reading; and issues such as international peace and economic justice, environmental preservation, and vegetarianism. He designed the home he and his wife live in, on a forested site near Olympia.
He and Sandra are currently involved in planning and developing The Cooper Point Wildlife and Botanical Preserve, with several green-built houses and a large natural area on a 39 acre site by their home.
His most recent book is Cama Beach: A Guide and A History: How a Unique State Park was Created from a Family Fishing Resort and a Native American Camping Site).
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India Treasures: A Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through the Ages
In this monumental work covering the sweep of Indian history, a search through a maze-like fortress for a Maharaja's legendary treasure weaves together tales of danger and romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs. "Worthington has wonderfully captured the mystique and adventure-soaked atmosphere of Rajasthan, with its golden forts and the awe-inspiring desert." --The Statesman, New Delhi
Elephant Driver: A Tale of Adventure and Romance in Ancient India
Life changes forever for Jimuta, a farm boy in ancient India, when he unexpectedly becomes the driver and companion of the huge war elephant Rudra. Jimuta’s courage and skills are challenged to the utmost when he is caught up in spying, danger, and romance after traveling with Rudra to the court of the great emperor Ashoka.
India Fortunes: A Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through Past Centuries
In this award winning companion to India Treasures, a hunt through an ancient fortress for a maharaja's treasure links seven novellas of earlier times. Experience building the Taj Mahal; the legendary Shivaji battling the Mughal Empire; the founding of the Sikh religion; a famous queen fighting the British; Gandhi, Nehru, and the struggles for freedom and survival at Independence and Partition.
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