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Lost & Found in India

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Most books on India written by foreigners share one trait: the authors visit India, then leave. Sorensen moved in, set up house, became a resident in a village on the banks of the Ganges River, and eventually called India "home." A dozen years later, she's still there. Her writing swings from the depths of an ancient culture through to drunk bathroom repair men, tied ...more
Paperback, First printrum, 232 pages
Published April 10th 2013 by Hay House International (first published April 1st 2013)
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Lauren Mokasdar
Apr 16, 2015 Lauren Mokasdar rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Foreigners in India
I really loved the hilarious way Braja told her story. I loved Braja's descriptions of things that may seem trivial to some, I feel paying attention to these things helps you soak up the wonderful of India.

This book is more of a diary than a traditional memoir, and I liked it a lot.
Jul 21, 2013 Subowal rated it liked it
Long time back I read in an article that foreigners visiting India fall in two distinct camps - those who find nothing right with this country; and those who find nothing wrong with it. Braja Sorensen lives in India, that too away from the metropolises and even medium sized towns in a village. She loves India, but she is not blind to India's faults. The reader gets a good, humour-laced account of the many pitfalls life in India. Some examples are the habit of staring at people, the love for ...more
Kimberly Jayne
Jun 04, 2015 Kimberly Jayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought Lost & Found in India with great anticipation. I have enjoyed Braja Sorensen's blog for years, so I had certain expectations of her writing. I am delighted to say I was not disappointed. Lost & Found in India is part essay, part provocative memoir infused with a healthy dose of humor that is vintage Sorensen. Her journey from Australia to India is more than geographic. It's a heart-rending psychological journey as well. Sorensen skillfully packs the reader in her suitcase and ...more
Nov 12, 2013 Erin rated it it was ok
This book had promise, but unfortunately it mostly consists of the author's rambling blog posts. While the blog might have been entertaining, the book as a whole could have used some serious editing to make it worth reading as a memoir. It's a shame because the author's experiences in India are very different from that of most expats (as far as I can tell from my own life here). If she had focused more on village life, her own experiences there, and her reasons for choosing to live in India, ...more
Latha Lokanath Pradeep
Jul 08, 2014 Latha Lokanath Pradeep rated it really liked it
Liked the humorous way in which the author has detailed life in India especially in the village of Mayapur ...... longing to visit that place after reading the book .......the author's love for India is clearly evident in spite of all the difficulties she had to face in adjusting to a permanent life in India.
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Nov 08, 2013 Harshit Kapoor rated it really liked it
The most appropriate description about India and its idiosyncratic society.I loved reading this book because most of times, I was able to relate my experiences with that of the author's.
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Braja Sorensen is an author, poet, photographer, bhakti-yogini, cook, and cow lover, hailing from the beaches of Australia. She has lived in on the banks of the sacred Ganges River in Mayapur, West Bengal, since the turn of the century. She is the author of Lost & Found in India (2013); Mad & Divine (2015); her first novel, Of Noble Blood (due 2016); and her first novella, Kavita: Search ...more
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