Around India in 80 Trains Paperback
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home.
Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned 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 in 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 country 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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, B&W map
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 08/11/2012
- Category: Trains & railways: general interest
- ISBN: 9781857885958
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Review by zmagic69
I really wanted to like this book, but that was not the case. here is what I learned; Indian people can be quirky, pushy, friendly, rude.Indian trains are crowded.India is a big religious country.The authors travel partner wanted to have sex with her and when that failed, he became an ass.The author should stick to writing magazine stories, not a whole book.