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Gary Worthington

These books are available from the sources indicated:

India Treasures and India Fortunes, historical novels of Rajasthan and Northern India through the ages: from or by Ebook downloadable from

Elephant Driver, a young adult novel of adventure and romance in ancient India, downloadable as an Ebook from

Cama Beach: A Guide and A History: from Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S W. Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282. 


















  India Fortunes

The sequel to the acclaimed historical novel,

India Treasures


Notable Book of the Year (General Fiction)

— Writers Notes Magazine


"A compelling and original tale, an absorbing and superbly written historical saga.  Highly recommended."  

— Midwest Book Review


"An absolute jewel of a historical novel of epic proportions. Colorful and engaging characters. Lots of political intrigue. Ranks right up there with the best of adventurous historical fiction."

Independent Publishing Review


"An authentic and lively portrayal of the people, the land and the historical settings. This enriching sequel engrosses readers in epic fiction evoking India's rich culture over the last four centuries."  

— IndiaHQ, March 19, 2004


"A terrific job recreating such a diversity of periods. I loved it."

—Madhusree Mukherjee, Author, The Land of Naked People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders


India Fortunes is the sequel to the historical novel India Treasures, which drew widespread praise both in India and abroad. As with the earlier book, a modern day search for a Maharaja’s legendary treasure weaves together seven novellas of major events and historical figures of earlier eras, bringing India’s rich history and culture alive.

During the treacherous times of the Emergency of the mid-1970s, the hunt resumes through the huge fortress of Mangarh for the remainder of the famous treasure, including the Star of Mangarh diamond, and for a fabled sword said to have belonged to the legendary King Shivaji. 

Vijay Singh, the leader of the searchers, is again in peril of exposure as a secret Untouchable. The Maharaja of Mangarh remains unjustly imprisoned by a despotic government, while his daughter, the lovely princess Kaushalya, confronts the corrupt and dangerous political boss Dev Batra.


In novellas set in earlier times, readers will meet such memorable characters as: 

  • The architect of the Taj Mahal, forced to work against his will by the great  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. 

  • The famous King Shivaji, whose life is imperiled by the treachery of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. 

  • The founders of the Sikh religion. 

  • A famous queen, the Rani of Jhansi, as she battles the British to save her throne.

  • Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • A fighter for Indian freedom leading his family in a desperate train journey across hostile territory. 

576 pages, with maps and drawings 


Trade Paperback, 6" x 9", 

ISBN 0-9707662-3-8

U.S.  $15.95



ISBN 0-9707662-1-1

U.S. $26.95


Ebook in all popular formats

ISBN 978-1-4658-1785-3

U.S. $4.99



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India Treasures

An Epic Novel of Rajasthan and Northern India through the Ages

By Gary Worthington

India Treasures is also published in India by Penguin India, under the title, The Mangarh Chronicles

Finalist for Book of the Year (Fiction), ForeWord Magazine


In this monumental work of fiction covering the sweep of Indian history, a search through palaces and a maze-like fortress for a Maharaja's legendary hidden treasure weaves together stories of danger and romance, and of spiritual and artistic triumphs.  



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In India Treasures you will:

  • Meet great religious teachers, including the Buddha, a Muslim saint, and a Hindu guru. 

  • Ride an elephant into battle with the famous ancient Indian Emperor Ashoka

  • Paint a celebrated mural masterpiece with a medieval artist

  • Join a lovely princess as she defies her powerful father for the enemy king whom she loves

  • Shrewdly match wits with the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar, as a Maharaja maneuvering to save a kingdom

The novellas set in earlier periods are linked by a treasure hunt in modern times through the immense fortress of Mangarh by government tax raiders. Vijay Singh, the capable and conscientious leader of the searchers, battles a corrupt political boss who imprisons the Maharaja of Mangarh and preys on the lovely princess Kaushalya Kumari. 


Vijay fears that in Mangarh his secret may be exposed: he claims to be of the high Rajput caste, but in fact he was born an Untouchable outcaste in a nearby village. 



640 pages, with maps and drawings 

5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  trade paperback

ISBN 0-9707662-0-3

U.S.  $15.95   




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Elephant Driver

A Novel of Adventure and Romance in Ancient India

By Gary Worthington


Elephant Driver is also included as a novella in India Treasures. 

Although aimed especially for young adults, older readers also are enthusiastic about the tale. 

E-BOOK version of Elephant Driver in all formats available for download for U.S. $2.99 through



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Now available locally at Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, WA:

 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 

by Gary Worthington 



About the book on Cama Beach:

“This place is magical,” is a common comment by visitors to Cama Beach. Used for millenia as a Native American camping place, Cama Beach Resort later attracted hundreds of families each summer to fish, swim, hike, play games, and gather around a fire for evening conversation. 

Learn the fascinating history of this beautiful waterfront area - from the earliest times when it was frequented by the ancestors of the Coast Salish peoples, to the logging of the old growth forest, to a remarkable Seattle businessman’s creation of one of the largest fishing resorts on Puget Sound. Read the tales of former resort guests recalling their fond memories of this friendly place that was owned and operated by the same family for over half a century. 

And learn how a long term committed effort by the former owners’ descendants, local citizens, and dedicated state legislators turned the aging resort into what many people now call “the crown jewel of the state park system.” The author was a key participant in the eighteen year project to create Cama Beach State Park. 

$12.00 Trade Paperback. 160 pages with maps, photos. ISBN 978-0-9707662-4-3

The Cama Beach book is currently available only at Cama Beach State Park, 1880 S W Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA 98282. 

All proceeds from the Cama Beach book are designated for the educational and interpretive programs at Cama Beach State Park

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