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Indian Balm Travels Amongst Fakirs & Fir

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Indian Balm is the captivating account of a journey Paul Hyland made along the little-known course of the sacred Godavari river in Southern India: a pilgrimage through both his past and India's present. It is the story of the search for his ancestors, missionaries and traders, who settled in the region generations ago and of their Balm--a wonder cure for all sorts of ailments and afflictions. It is also a fascinating and enlightening journey through India today. Wading through the country's contradictions and irritations, its ugliness and its beauty, Hyland encounters both the exotic and the commonplace. He meets snake charmers and sadhus, bogi men and horn dancers, witnesses ancient rituals and observes the most simple aspects of daily life. Indian Balm is an extraordinary and, above all, unique journey--vivid, intimate and revealing--travel writing at its colorful best.

About the Author

Paul Hyland was born in Dorset a month after India gained independence. An award-winning poet and travel writer, his books Purbeck and Wight are modern classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845110857
Author:
Hyland, Paul
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Hyland, Paul
Subject:
South asia
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 b/w photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.79 x 5.09 x 0.995 in

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