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Penguin Book of Indian Journeys

Edited by Dom Moraes

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ISBN 10: 0670912336 / ISBN 13: 9780670912339
Published by Penguin Books, 2004
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Contents: Introduction. 1. Hill station: Darjeeling, 1970/Jan Morris. 2. Romancers/V.S. Naipaul. 3. The Delhi mail from Jaipur/Paul Theroux. 4. Footloose in Agra/Ruskin Bond. 5. On the road with Mrs. G./Bruce Chatwin. 6. Leh/Andrew Harvey. 7. The riddle of midnight: India, August 1987/Salman Rushdie. 8. Death lives in Varanasi/Jerry Pinto. 9. The elephants are coming/Anita Nair. 10. The forest/Dom Moraes. 11. Kumbh Mela/Mark Tully. 12. Encounters in South India/Joe Roberts. 13. The emerald route/R.K. Narayan. 14. In the midst of life/Charlie Pye-Smith. 15. Amritsar: city of nectar and gold/Stephen Alter. 16. The bandit king and the movie star/Abraham Varghese. 17. Memories of Bihar/Vijay Nambisan. 18. Gwalior today/Dawood Ali Mccalum. 19. Burning Ghats/Allen Ginsberg. 20. Reports from Orissa/P. Sainath. 21. The promised land/Bill Aitken. 22. Nainital/Namita Gokhale. 23. Mela madness/Mark Shand. 24. Along the Narmada/Royina Grewal. 25. The land of seven hundred hills/M.J. Akbar. 26. Gods and God/Anees Jung. 27. The Koyal and the Gauva/Sarayu Ahuja. 28. Ayodhya/Jonah Blank. 29. Kutch touch/Seeme Qasim. 30. Refugees/James Cameron. 31. Phoolan Devi, Queen of dacoits/Khushwant Singh. 32. Kathmandu; Delhi/Vikram Seth. 33. Small orange flags/Amit Chaudhuri. 34. The city of widows/William Dalrymple. 35. Cherra/Alexander Frater. "A country the size of a continent, home to a sixth of humanity. An ancient civilization that is also a modern democratic republic only half a century old. A nation that is several countries in one. As in ages past, India continues of fascinate travellers who are, in the words of Dom Moraes, the editor of this anthology, ‘startled, annoyed, and attracted by its colossal, inexplicable diversities’. More has been written about it than any other Asian country. The Penguin Book of Indian Journeys brings together pieces by some of the best contemporary writers in the English language. Travel writers – Indian and foreign, as well as compulsive wanderers without a home – engage with the comforts and the chaos, the convictions and the contradictions of modern, independent India. R. K. Narayan does a leisurely tour of Karnataka, taking the ‘emerald route’ up and down the Ghats; V.S. Naipaul rages through hot, crowded and apathetic New Delhi; and Vikram Seth flies back, after months of hitch-hiking in strange lands, to familiars, respite and Delhi customs. Ruskin Bond explores the laid-back Agra of the 1960s in the shadow of the unchanging Taj; and midnight’s child Salman Rushdie returns to the land of his birth to try and answer a riddle: does India exist? At the Kumbh Mela, the world’s biggest religious festival, Mark Tully meets a 300 year-old sadhu. In the forests of the western Ghats, Abraham Varghese hopes to run into the brigand Veerappan. Jan Morris rides the toy train to ‘the most celebrated of Indian hill stations’ that is ‘all smallness’. And Bruce Chatwin hits the road with the entourage of the post-emergency, out-of-power Indira Gandhi to see ‘Madame in action’. Also in these pages are Paul Theroux, Khushwant Singh, William Dalrymple, Andrew Harvey, Amit Chaudhuri, Allen Ginsberg, Joe Roberts and P. Sainath, among others, taking us to places as familiar or remote as Jaipur, Ladakh, Behmai and the cut-off-area. Beginning with a brilliantly insightful introduction by Dom Moraes, this anthology provides an absorbing, lively and always interesting portrait of life in contemporary India." (jacket). Bookseller Inventory # 38845

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Title: Penguin Book of Indian Journeys

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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India continues to fascinate travellers who are, in the words of Dom Moraes, the editor of this anthology, startled, annoyed and attracted by its colossal, inexplicable diversities . In this book, travel writers Indian and foreign, as well as compulsive wanderers without a home engage with the comforts and the chaos, the convictions and the contradictions of modern, independent India. Beginning with a brilliantly insightful introduction by Dom Moraes, this anthology provides an absorbing, lively and always insightful portrait of life in contemporary India. The Penguin Book of Indian Journeys brings together pieces by some of the best contemporary The contributors include: Paul Theroux R.K. Narayan Salman Rushdie Bruce Chatwin Abraham Verghese Andrew Harvey Jonah Blank Bill Aitken Mark Shand P. Sainath Khushwant Singh Stephen Alter Jan Morris Vikram Seth Mark Tully James Cameron Amit Chaudhuri Anita Nair Vijay Nambisan M.J. Akbar Seeme Qasim Royina Grewal Dom Moraes Allen Ginsberg V.S. Naipaul William Dalrymple Ruskin Bond Jerry Pinto Joe Roberts Charlie Pye-Smith Anees Jung Sarayu Ahuja Dawood Ali McCallum Alexander Frater Namita Gokhale

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