India with Sanjeev Bhaskar
- Narrated by: Sanjeev Bhaskar
- Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-09-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Sanjeev's India is also a personal journey as Sanjeev meets old relatives who reveal their moving and often traumatic stories of India's turbulent and bloody past, and comes to understand a little more about his own roots. During his trip Sanjeev is invited to a middle-class wedding in Delhi as well as witnessing the poverty of the slums in the Calcutta back streets. He wryly observes the polo-playing Maharajah jet-set in Jaipur as well as the kitsch of Bombay Bollywood, and experiences the Ganges lit up by a million floating candles for the ancient ritual of Diwali and the majestic colonial architecture of the British Raj.
With such an engaging and thoughtful travelling companion, we find ourselves going beyond the clichés to reveal a country steeped in history yet at the forefront of new technology, at once confusing, astonishing, and jaw-droppingly beautiful.
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By Tim Bremner on 01-12-12
Sanjeev Bhaskar skillfully addresses India's complexities with humour and sensitivity - his rare gift. A great insight to one of the most complex countries.
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By Lord Peridot on 09-01-16
Sweet taste of India
Bhaskar takes us on a whirlwind trip across India, visiting poor and rich alike with equal attention and interest. India or rather Pakistan was the country of his forbears and clearly India is a place he has much love for. He has a great eye and ear for humour and gently lampoons some of the people he encounters in a very British but kindly way. Uppermost in his mind is the terrible violence that erupted between religious communities when the British withdrew. Its a subject he handles tactfully and compassionately, without shirking the terrible facts of the tragedy.
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