Impressions of India
16 February-9 March 2006
Speaking of India, Salman Rushdie
refers to the "... non-stop sensory assault of that country
without a middle register, that continuum entirely composed of
In an interview, Arundhati Roy says: "How
can one define
India? There is no one language, there is no one culture. There is no
one religion, there is no one way of life. There is absolutely no way
one could draw a line around it and say, 'This is India' or, 'This is
what it means to be Indian.'"
So what can we say? Our visit has shown us that India is
marvellous, incredible, fascinating, incredibly diverse and sometimes
All you read in the guidebooks about it is true, but inadequate.
We can only claim to have experienced a
very small sample of what this great and important country has to
And to end this, we would like to quote what we read at another site ("Quinze jours en Inde") :
"...above all, you will have this human presence which will absorb you
and tear you away from yourself, for the crowds are undoubtedly the true
face of India."
So here are
our impressions of India.
Alternatively, you can click on the map to go to other places.
For a different slant on this trip, plus some historical information,
see Siv's India report,
originally written for the Axis of Logic site.
If anyone is interested in schedules or hotels, check our itinerary.
Go back to Siv's & John's
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