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Around India in 80 trains

Monisha Rajesh

Around India in 80 trains

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Railroads,
  • Railroad travel,
  • Travel writing,
  • Description and travel

  • About the Edition

    In 1991 Monisha and her family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home again. But fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads, paying bribes, and the creepy colonel across the road, they soon returned to England, determined never to go back again. But twenty years later, Monisha takes a page out of Jules Verne"s classic tale, turns to a map of the Indian railways and embarks on an adventure around India in 80 trains connecting 80 cities, covering 40,000km -- the circumference of the Earth. As one of the largest civilian employers in the world, featuring luxury trains, toy trains, Mumbai"s infamous commuter trains, and even a hospital on wheels, Monisha discovers that the railways have more than a few stories to tell, not to mention an amazing cast of characters.

    Edition Notes

    First edition published: London : Nicholas Brealey, 2012.

    Other titlesAround India in eighty trains
    StatementMonisha Rajesh
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 246 pages
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935900M
    ISBN 101857886445
    ISBN 109781857886443
    OCLC/WorldCa967909276

    Around the World in 80 Trains A 45,mile Adventure (Book): Rajesh, Monisha: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best.   From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world Author: Monisha Rajesh.


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Monisha Rajesh’s Around India In 80 Trains, is a fascinating account of a metaphorical journey of discovering India, through its humongous railway network.

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Monisha Rajesh's 'Around India in 80 Trains' is a tale of freedom and frustration on India’s railways Image 1 of 2 'The Golden Chariot', one of India's majestic luxury trains Photo: Monisha Rajesh.

Today’s book review is of Around India in 80 Trains, by Monisha Rajesh. It’s exactly what it sounds like, by a member of the Indian diaspora.

This book was a delight. A member of the Indian diaspora takes as many trains as she can to travel around India, see friends and family, and learn about a place she left behind at an early age.

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You can also buy my first book Around India in 80 Trains at the same outlets. Two decades on, she turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, coverkm - the circumference of the Earth.

She hopes that 80 train journeys up, down and across India will lift the veil on a country that has become a stranger to her/5(). InMonisha Rajesh, a London-based journalist, set out to discover the railways, detailing her adventures in her new book, “Around India in 80 Trains.”.

Two decades on, Monisha turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, coverkm - the circumference of the Earth.

Her journey takes her on toy trains, luxury trains, Mumbai's infamous commuter trains and even a hospital on wheels. Two decades on, Monisha turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, coverkm - the circumference of the Earth.

Her journey takes her on toy trains, luxury trains, Mumbai's infamous commuter trains and even a hospital on wheels/5(K). Book Review: Around India in 80 Trains. Ap by Rituparna Ghosh. one of the things on my bucket list was to travel on Indian trains and chronicle the journey in a book and a documentary film.

Well, being a television producer has its own effects and yes. Travelling by train is a quintessential Indian experience. Trains offer more space and a smoother ride than buses and are especially recommended for long journeys that include overnight travel.

India’s rail network is one of the largest and busiest in the world, and Indian Railways is the world's eighth-largest employer on earth, with roughly. A beginner's guide to train travel in India, with information on train times, fares, & how to buy tickets, Indrail passes, Indian train travel tips plus photos of what trains are like in India.

Advice on where to go in India. Also covers overland travel by train from London & Europe to India, and train travel from India to Nepal & Pakistan. Inshe embarked on a four-month journey around India by train, using 80 train journeys to reach the furthest points of the Indian rail network, described in her book Around India in 80 trains.

She subsequently travelled around the world in another 80 train journeys, writing Around the World in. The cover of Around the World in 80 Trains, Home > Travel News > Story > Book Review: Around The World in 80 Trains Experience the undying romance of the railways in the Monisha Rajesh classic.

Around the World in 80 Trains A 45,mile Adventure (Book): Rajesh, Monisha: When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief.

But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would co miles--almost twice the circumference of the earth--coasting along the world's most remarkable. Taking a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, I decided to travel Around India in 80 Trains with Norwegian photographer Harald Haugan in tow, and write a book about the : Monisha Rajesh.

This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. I haven’t read her first book, ‘Around India in 80 Trains’, so opened her second, ‘Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45, Mile Adventure’ (Bloomsbury, £20, ISBN ), with a touch of scepticism, ready to dismiss it as yet another ‘Brysonesque’ travel opus undertaken by trains for the sheer convenience and full of half Author: Vitali Vitaliev.

InMonisha Rajesh left London to travel around India by train. Hooked on the railways, she then traveled across the globe to write her second book, Around The World In 80 talks to Meera Dattani about her seven-month voyage. Two decades on, she turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, coverkm - the circumference of the Earth.

She hopes that 80 train journeys up, down and across India will lift the veil on a country that has become a stranger to her/5(K). Taking a page out of Jules Verne?s classic tale, Around the World in 80 Days, she embarked on a 40,km adventure around India in 80 trains.

Travelling a distance equivalent to the circumference of the Earth, she lifted the veil on a country that had become a stranger to her.

A lively read” – Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Lonely Planet Magazine “A great big lovely shambling train ride of a book, offering wonderful views, hilarious interludes, all sorts of dodgy characters and some very peculiar smells, all for the one ticket” – Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Giles Coren, The Times.

Book: Around India in 80 DaysAuthor: Monisha Rajesh[highlight]Overall Rating: /5[/highlight][divider] Inspired by Jules Verne's adventurous Around the World in Eighty Days, where the protagonist Phileas Fogg and his audacious valet describe the bump with India as marvellous, exotic, and dangerous, Monisha Rajesh's travelogue Around India in 80 Trains just reaffirms those very adjectives for.

Around India in 80 Trains (Book): Rajesh, Monisha: "To understand India you have to see it, hear it, breathe it and feel it." InMonisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home.

Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their. “From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel.

Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud – and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen – as you whirl around.

Monisha Rajesh is an author and journalist. Her book Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45, Mile Adventure was published by Bloomsbury on 24th January£ Three journeys to experience yourself Vietnam. Travel the entire length of the country on The Reunification Express from Hanoi to Saigon. A lively read" --Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Lonely Planet Magazine "A great big lovely shambling train ride of a book, offering wonderful views, hilarious interludes, all sorts of dodgy characters and some very peculiar smells, all for the one ticket" --Praise for .Around the World in 80 Trains A 45,mile Adventure (Book): Rajesh, Monisha: "When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief.

But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would co miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable. ’Around India in 80 Trains’ published by Roli Books is based on an array of train journeys undertaken by Monisha Rajesh in the quest of exploring the diversities of India’s lifeline-the.