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The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys

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Published January 1st 2001 by Viking Books
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Pradeep Chandkiran
The Penguin book of Indian journeys, edited by Dom Moraes is a collection of travel essays. It includes essays by some of the best known travelers, writers and journalists like Paul Theroux, Ruskin Bond, Mark Tully, Anita Nair and Bruce Chatwin.
As the name suggests, it is a book of journeys and not just travel. Every story is a unique experience that deals with a different emotion. It is only once you start reading that you realize it is a kaleidoscope, of the colors and contradictions that mak
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Madhuri
Feb 11, 2009 Madhuri rated it it was amazing
The Penguin book of Indian journeys is a very nice collection of memoirs.Memoirs which are not necessarily travelogues, but are written by travelers. These travelers journeyed to India or some parts of it and recounted their experiences in their works. This book compiles those experiences from different works to make a nostalgic dive into Indian territory. Eminent and expressive writers recount Himachal and Ladhakh, and go through the mazes of Delhi. They take the Indian trains, and live in ...more
Indian
Jun 04, 2012 Indian rated it liked it
Average book with a motley collection of contemporary journeys by indian & foreign author-travelers to different parts of India, spanning between 1950 to as recent as 2006.
As happens with such a collection- many of them are a small part of bigger stories written as novels, so one might be left feeling unsatiated.
But it covers quite many places- Kashmir, Chattisgarh, Telangana & many more remote Indian places has been included, but many of these stories pertains to 1980's, so may feel a t
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Georgie Mathew
Feb 04, 2014 Georgie Mathew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enthralling collection of journeys around India - the magical India, the enchanting India, the dying India, the luxurious India, the despairing India- to say the least, a verdant feast for your imagination. An ideal place for an armchair traveller.
Few chapters are from books I have previously read, other than that, a thoroughly varied spread.
Lubna
Jun 10, 2010 Lubna rated it really liked it
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An old favourite of mine. Short stories written by various authors, capturing the myriad places in India, right from Varanasi and the Ganges - which always has to be written about to others. A nice read.
Aditi
Aug 27, 2007 Aditi rated it really liked it
Interesting book about journeys by various writers- V Seth, Darymple, Bruce Chatwin etc. across all Indain states.
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