Title AROUND INDIA IN 80 TRAINS
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Nicholas Brealey 2017
1857886445 / 9781857886443
Seller ID RWARE0000039247
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the h ope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating ra ts, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they return ed to England with a bitter taste in their mouths. Two decades on, she turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India i n 80 trains, covering 40,000km - the circumference of the Earth. She hopes that 80 train journeys up, down and across India will lift the veil on a co untry that has become a stranger to her. Along the way, Monisha discovers that the Indian Railways - featuring luxury trains, toy trains, Mumbai's infamous commuter trains, and even a hospital on wheels - have more than a few stories to tell, not to mention a colourful cast of characters. And with a self-confessed 'militant devout atheist' in tow, her personal journey around a country built on religion isn't quite what she bargained for.