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EPUB Ñ MOBI Three uarters of a Footprint î 9780552995665 FREE Ú ❮Reading❯ ➵ Three uarters of a Footprint ➭ Author Joe Roberts – Gwairsoft.co.uk For five months Joe Roberts was a guest of the Trivedi family in their flat in Bangalore's Baghpur Extension Major Trivedi a militaRe he also found himself dining with an Australian pornographer And he also travelled to Cochin on the Malabar Coast and shared a railway compartment with a drunken Bristolian who seemed unimpressed with everything but Indian moonshine But Roberts always returned to the ground floor flat in Baghpur Extension and to his friends the Trivedis This is his account of his travel With cover promotions from Eric Newby Norman Lewis Geoffrey Moorhouse and Ranulph Fiennes I guess this was built up too much and my expectations were too highBut hey it was ok a uick and easy read it covers a lot of ground mostly Southern India but a bit up north too Roberts is a strange guy though Almost all his travel in India was pre planned hotel bookings train timetables etc the few spontaneous decisions were highlighted as such not the most intrepid of travellers

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Urneyed to the jungle beyond Mysore a jungle that contrary to expectations was only little trees and dappled glades; to the ueen of the hill stations Ootacamund to which generations of English colonial officers had retreated transforming an Indian plateau into a passable imitation of Bournemouth; and to Kovalam which he visited in order to see the Kathakali dancers but whe Good read if you’re nostalgic of southern India in the beginning of the nineties from a perspective of a foreigner The style of the book is in the form of travelogue cum journal so it’s suited for casual reading The author also had a easy writing style which makes us care of the little characters knowing we won’t be revisiting them in our journey

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Three uarters of a FootprintFor five months Joe Roberts was a guest of the Trivedi family in their flat in Bangalore's Baghpur Extension Major Trivedi a military Brahmin was given to reciting uatrains of Nostradamus; Atul his 18 year old son was concerned with Guns n' Roses; while Mrs Trivedi with her neighbour Mrs Sen took charge of her visitor's plans for travelling around Southern India Roberts jo This is a superbly written book about southern India It describes the several months that the author spent based with a family in Bangalore in 1990 Joe Roberts views India realistically and sympathetically and not without a sense of humour He recounts his time spent with his host family brilliantly conveying a great sense of what it is like living in an Indian home its ups and downs Roberts made many excursions from Bangalore to a variety of places in southern India and one up north He paints a vivid picture of each place each of them being portrayed accurately and atmospherically Encounters with strangers both Indians and foreigners are incitefully and often humourously relatedI am a regular visitor to southern India and have been so since 1994 I feel that what Roberts wrote following his extended stay in 1990 resonates well with my experiences of the region over the past than 20 yearsThe end section of the book contains a number of informative and interesting notes on things to which he referred in his text The 'articles' on the Jews of Cochin and the Syrian Christians were particularly good examples of theseThis is a wonderful travel book that should appeal to those who know southern India and alson those who do not A great read