My Passage to India

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
This travelogue of India is based on a thirteen week visit to a relatively undiscovered country.The book captures various aspects of the India: its culture, customs, peoples and religious beliefs. Moreover, it shows how Western benchmarks or preconceptions do not necessarily well serve the tourist hoping to understand what India means to its native dwellers. More

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Review by: Vicky Paine on Jan. 28, 2013 :
The sign of a good writer for me is someone who can make you feel like you are right there with them--discovering, dealing with the difficulties, enjoying the differences, experiences new things. Parker makes this possible and real. I enjoyed "visiting" India without leaving my couch!

Vicky Paine-Mantha
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: nina wil on Jan. 22, 2013 :
This is a travel log by a gifted writer with a keen wit and a laugh out loud sense of humor. Think Mark Twain meets Bill Bryson, though Parker's style is his own.
Parker's unpretentious approach to both the lighter and more sober realities of life in India from a western perspective make for a delightful and engaging read.
I finished this book wanting Mr. Parker to travel more and write again.
Ridiculous that this book only costs $2.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: nina wil on Jan. 22, 2013 : (no rating)
This is a travel log by a gifted writer with a keen wit and a laugh out loud sense of humor. Think Mark Twain meets Bill Bryson.

Parker's unpretentious approach to both the lighter and more sober realities of life in India from a western perspective make for a delightful and engaging read. I finished this book wanting Mr. Parker to travel more and write again.
Ridiculous that this only costs $2.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jim Daly on Jan. 18, 2013 : (no rating)
I just finished reading this book by Douglas Parker. I found it entertaining & very informative . In a sometimes humourous way but always insightful, the reader gets a glimpse of the everyday life in a private school in India as well as how the average Indian is still involved with the "caste" system. Highly recommend.

Jim from Florida
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kevin Daly on Dec. 28, 2012 :
A very entertaining and easy read. The author describes the Indian society that he encounters using great humour and wit. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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