By Monisha Rajesh
In 1991, Monisha’s kinfolk uprooted from Sheffield to Madras within the wish of creating India their domestic. years later, bored stiff with soap-eating rats, stolen human hearts and the creepy colonel around the highway, they lower back to England with a sour style of their mouths.
Twenty years later, Monisha got here again. Taking a web page out of Jules Verne’s vintage story, worldwide in eighty Days, she launched into a 40,000km experience round India in eighty trains. vacationing a distance similar to the circumference of the Earth, she lifted the veil on a rustic that had develop into a stranger to her.
As one of many biggest civilian employers on the earth, that includes luxurious trains, toy trains, Mumbai's notorious commuter trains or even a health facility on wheels, Indian Railways had various tales to inform. at the manner, Monisha met a colorful solid of characters with epic tales in their personal. yet with a self-confessed militant atheist as her photographer, Monisha's own trip round a rustic equipped on faith used to be no longer relatively what she bargained for...
Around India in eighty Trains is a narrative of experience and drama infused with gleaming wit and humour.
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Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh