Travelling In, Travelling Out
In this book, travelling does not mean only leaving a place to reach a new faraway and exotic destination: a person can also travel internally. Staying in one place for a long period, away from everyday stress, can be a path to the discovery of real needs and genuine emotions.
Danielle Pagani, The Hindu, April 2nd, 2014
This is an unusual collection of travel pieces by writers ranging from M. J. Akbar and Aman Nath to Devdutt Pattanaik, Jerry Pinto, Rahul Pandita and Advaita Kala. Featured here are essays on the changing face of the popular hill resort-Nainital, living as a Pakistani in the remote city of Copenhagen, a woman traveller being strip-searched at an American airport and traversing the dark interiors of the haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, among others.
Focusing on the Indian experience, the book captures a country of shifting landscapes physical, cultural, psychological. A departure from the traditional travel narrative, this is a unique collection for the travel-book buff.