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Days and Nights on the Grand Trunk Road

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Fifty years have passed since the independence and partition of India and Pakistan. Now Anthony Weller gives us Days and Nights on the Grand Trunk Road, a travel narrative that explores a timeless route spanning both countries. Through Weller's acute eye for landscape and personality, we also see the road's dramatic past and future - from Alexander the Great to corrupt bor ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Marlowe & Company (first published August 1997)
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Beth
May 13, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Enjoyable trip with the author across the major east-west road of the Indian subcontinent. Written in the 1990s but I'm sure some things are still the same nearly 20 years later. You feel like you're actually in the old car with Weller and his driver, dealing with wild truck drivers, heat, dilapidated motels, ancient and recent historical sites, and a wealth of people met along the way.

A phenomenal travelogue that pulls you into the car and takes you along.
Trisha Keiman
This is a travel narrative book that tells about the Grand Trunk Road between Calcutta to the Khyber Pass (india-pakistan) past and future, cultures and every day life. From barefoot pilgrims, gunshops of pathan tribesmen, palaces and the birthplace of Krishna, to all the struggling villages and destinations like Varanasi, Agra, Lahore and Peshawar.
Joan
Jul 15, 2012 Joan rated it really liked it
Fascinating look at India and Pakistan in 1996 but much still quite relevant today. These countries will continue to impact our country for years. There is also some information on Afghanistan that is interesting too.
Sohan Ahmed
An excellently written book with vivid picturesque descriptions of the great GT Road.
Jrobertus
a fine travel narrative of a modern car trip from calcutta to the khyber pass.
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