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India fascinates many people. But why are women, especially, drawn there? Twenty-seven women writers - from Canada, the US and the UK - share their experiences in thirty-seven emails, and so provide some answers to this question. Poignant, humorous, outrageous and astute, these stories come from the big cities and remote villages, the beaches and ashrams, the trains and buIndia fascinates many people. But why are women, especially, drawn there? Twenty-seven women writers - from Canada, the US and the UK - share their experiences in thirty-seven emails, and so provide some answers to this question. Poignant, humorous, outrageous and astute, these stories come from the big cities and remote villages, the beaches and ashrams, the trains and buses. They speak to the mysterious relationship that women and India seem to share, as well as to themes common to all India travellers: meeting the challenges of getting from here to there, adapting to the many faces of the unforeseen, and learning the art of waiting. And then there's the food, the smells, the clothes; the poverty, the distinct gender roles and attitudes, the ubiquitous con artists; and the exuberant children, the spirituality, the discovery that all is not what it seems. These voices inspire nostalgia in those who have already taken this journey, and dreams of India in those who haven't. Yet....

Title : Emails from India: Women Write Home
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ISBN : 9781927079218
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Emails from India: Women Write Home Reviews

  • Sarah
    2018-12-25 11:30

    Very very interesting collection of experiences. This is a must if you are thinking of traveling to India or any like country. I loved sarah mian's Palace of Winds. So hot. I want more of what she's having!!! Beautiful stories (emails). I bought this book at word on the street. Excellent investment. I'm giving to a boy in my hindi class who is back packing through India in January.

  • Dhanamusil
    2019-01-19 09:33

    I loved reading this book. The vivid smells, descriptions of colors and tastes took me right back to India, and to the parts of India I've never travelled to. Though written by women, this book would be a wonderful read for men as well; for anyone wanting to take a little journey out of their everyday lives.

  • Rhoda Perron
    2019-01-12 10:51

    Easy read. Each chapter (Email) is written by a different woman so each is unique and shows their personality. Ive never wanted to visit India but this book seduced me with all the talk of colors and smells and tastes. But the sexism and poverty will keep me from going there. This is a great way to travel in the comfort of my home.

  • Christopher
    2019-01-19 11:38

    Great way to set the mood for a trip to India. A collection of short stories that recall the highlights and lowlights of travel through the country.