Around India in 80 trains – by Monisha Rajesh – My thoughts…


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80 trainsAround India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t know how I came across this book, but I’m glad that I did. Not a fan of travelogues usually, since I am not much of a traveller myself. The Goodreads score wasn’t very encouraging as well. Nevertheless, I took the plunge…

India…one country, birthplace of five major world religions, 22 scheduled languages, 29 states, 1.26 billion people…and now 80 trains…

One thing that struck me right at the onset was Monisha’s writing style. Quite in the same vein as Alexandra Horowitz, whose book “On Looking…” I had read a couple of months ago. Add a dose of wry British humour and some Indianisms, and hey and pesto – thats Monisha for you.

Well, the book per se is, as you may have figured out by now, an account of the authors journey around the…

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