India - One Man's journey Round the Subcontinent

India - One Man's journey Round the Subcontinent

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Author: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Contributor(s)/Artiste(s): Deep Sehgal
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 277
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780007247397


As a young British Asian growing up in 1960s west London writer and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar was fed stories of exotic old India – of cobras and leopards, trapping fireflies and riding in rickshaws.

But his childhood visits to the old country revealed stifling heart, powercuts and the pervasive aroma of cow dung – baffling to a young boy brought up in an England of fish and Chips and light drizzle.

Now, years later, Sanjeev embarks on a uniquely personal journey through the heart of India, where he is reunited with old relatives with traumatic stories of Partition – But also discovers a shiny new India of high-tech industry and glittering Bollywood kitsch. Sanjeev paints a unique picture of this chaotic, beautiful and remarkable country – this is India as you’ve never seen it before.


“Witty, observant, honest, affectionate and informed, Sanjeev Bhaskar’s book made me want to drop everything and take the first plane out.”
--- Stephen Fry


Introduction Looking for India

Part One – India Calling

1. Bombay Dreams
2. Into the Future
3. God’s Own Country

Part Two – The Farthest Shore

4. Oh, Calcutta
5. The Roof of the World
6. Holi Ganges

Part Three – The Longest Road

7. Delhi Dally
8. The Road to Somewhere Simla
9. The Land of Five Rivers

Part Four – Back to the Future

10. Onward to the Past
11. Barefoot Maharajahs, Hold the Mayo
12. A Camel Called Sanjeev

Epilogue – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out
Picture Credits