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read kindle ò Three uarters of a Footprint Ï ´ johnscyclingdiary ↠ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Three uarters of a Footprint By Joe Roberts ➲ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk For five months Joe Roberts was a guest of the Trivedi family in their flat in Bangalore's Baghpur Extension MaRe 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 Three uarters Of A Footprint is a travelogue which gives a lively and colourful picture of India from the perspective of Joe Roberts who is from England and visited India in 1990 The author Joe Roberts stayed with an Indian family in Bangalore for five months and travelled around India He has provided realistic views about India via his travel experiences and interactions Although lot of things have changed in India after 1990 few things remain same and that's what makes this book relatable and interesting During his stay in India Joe visited places like Halebidu Belur Mysore Vijayanagara Hampi Hospet Ooty Madurai Pondicherry Mahabalipuram Chennai Kovalam uilon Kollam Allepey Kottayam Ernakulam in the South India and Jabalpur Khajuraho Benares Varanasi Sarnath in the North India An interesting read and the notes at the end of the book are uite informative too

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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 I picked this up from the British Library years ago and couldn't put it down It's a wonderful travelogue of India north and south Humourous and funny descriptions of places and people and some vivid incidents leave images etched in the reader's mind I have never found this book again and would so love to It was my introduction to the great literature of travel