Author: Pramila Jayapal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0141003936
In this vivid and perceptive book, Pramila Jayapal, an Indian-born, Western-educated woman, takes the reader with her on a journey of discovery as she returns to India and explores the complex issues of progress and development, and ultimately, of her own search for self and identity.
Travelling from Kerala to Ladakh to the holy city of Varanasi, Jayapal witnesses firsthand a society struggling to reconcile tradition with modernity and confronts what both delights and frustrates her in her country of origin.
Weaving together her extraordinary personal journey with incisive, bold commentary on contemporary issues, Jayapal has written a though provoking and illuminating book of great power and grace.
Praise for the Book:
What makes Pilgrimage unique in its almost frightening honesty, its rigorous and unsparing self-examination and its determination to eschew both sentimentalism and generalization. - Shashi Deshpande
Writing with heart and intelligence, Pramila Jayapal invites us into a unique India, one that has seldom been written about. In reading this book, we begin to question our own sense of self and home, our duty to the world we live in. - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni