What a wonderful way to see India, through a traveler's eyes. Not only does the author show us the sights and smells of another country, but brings in all the spiritual elements of his travels and his life. Through meditation and his love of travel, this book is definitely worth a read. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Travels in India
Awais Hussain, author
After graduating from Harvard University in 2015 where I studied philosophy and physics, I travelled around India for the best part of 15 months. I went with only a backpack and an open mind aimed towards experience and discovery. This book is a collection of essays produced from those travels. Along the way, I got to live on a train for 15 days and travel over 8,000km by rail. I lived in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, where I got to see the birth of a new rural university, and I completed multiple 10-day silent meditation retreats, where I learned a lot about Eastern spirituality and mysticism. I also learned a great deal about my Pakistani ancestors, who would have lived through many of India's greatest trials and tribulations, such as life under The British Raj, and the Great Partition of 1947. The writing is primarily concerned with what it means to live a good life and the differences in how that question is answered in India versus in the West. I come away with many significant learnings that go beyond the superficial understanding of India that many westerners have.
Judi Blaze, Author of "On Indian Time"