Just another WordPress.com site

Monthly Archives: January 2015

Miller presents an overview of how foreign visitors have seen India over the centuries. But really it is a fantastic compendium of India facts and trivia that any Indophile will revel in. Once again I’ve discovered lots of wonderful things I didn’t know about my favourite country from Miller’s books. Wish he had included all the other stories he lists as having to leave out. 90/100

The author attempts to drive around India in a Tata Nano car. Sounds like it should be a lot of fun, but it was a rather boring read. It would probably be Ok for anyone that hasn’t been to India but if you have, you will know all about the horrors of driving or being a passenger on Indian roads. Sometimes he author comes up with a funny line, but mostly its like going on a very long drive. As often happens with women travel writers, there is as much if not more about her relationships as there is about the country they are in. The star of the book is the car itself, I am amazed it lasted the trip. 60/100