Bill Aitken





Bill Aitken

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William McKay Aitken (Bill Aitken) is a Scottish born, naturalized Indian travel writer and mountaineer. He is the author of a number of books about India, its mountains and its spiritual core.

Born in Stirling in Clackmannanshire in 1934, Aitken studied comparative theology at the University of Leeds and hitch-hiked to India in 1959.[4] Ever since, he has undertaken various trips around and across India, on motorbikes and steam railway, through India's Deccan and around Nanda Devi. Bill Aitken's writings are characterized by a free-wheeling description of his travels, interspersed with intimate details of the land and its people, and their religious beliefs. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was a regular contributor to Outlook Traveller, In...more


Average rating: 3.72 · 82 ratings · 9 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Nanda Devi Affair
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1994
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Seven Sacred Rivers
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Footloose in the Himalaya
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Branch Line To Eternity
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2001
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Riding The Ranges
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings
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Divining the Deccan: A Moto...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000
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Travels by a Lesser Line
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1993
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Exploring Indian Railways
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Touching Upon the Himalaya
2.5 of 5 stars 2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2006
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Sri Sathya Sai Baba: A Life
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2004 — 3 editions
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