• Reminiscences of an Ex-Brahmin: Portraits of a Journey through India

    Author(s):
    John Lawrence Nazareth (see profile)
    Date:
    1996
    Subject(s):
    Travel, Spirituality, India, Religion, Anthropology, Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    temples, Hinduism, Buddhism, British Colonialism, Indian travelogue, indian saints, Bombay, Goa, Thou Art That
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/tkxt-zn47
    Abstract:
    This book is a collection of impressions gathered during an extended journey through the Indian subcontinent during the early nineteen-eighties. The narrative is philosophical and poetic in spirit and perhaps is best characterized as a sequence of verbal photographs, projected onto the printed page, that capture the thoughts and feelings evoked in me by the land of my ancestors. If there is a guiding thread, it is the shift in perspective between western and eastern viewpoints. Amidst the stream of images and reflections, where one mirror is held up to another, I hope that the reader will find some sense of the "Wonder that is India." This book is primarily a travelogue, but it also has anthropological, philosophical, and religious undertones. As an aid to readers, a map at the start of each main grouping of chapters identifies the places mentioned within them. And, although the journey described here is four decades past, the writing is curiously prescient of the modernized India that was to come.
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