The panorama of India seen from the West has always been an engrossing one. Many in Europe and America have pursued the experience by traveling there, or they have remained at home to study yoga and meditation.
India By Road and Rail describes a traveler's India in 1961-2 when the country had recently achieved independence from Britain. it is a record of personal experiences, of people and life, pilgrimages and those who travel the country visiting holy places.
It speaks of India's great buildings, temples and caves, mosques and mausoleums, all that offers interesting commentary concerning this spellbinding land.
Encompassed in these pages are several months given to visiting the countries spanning the overland route to India from Europe, then six more seeing the sub-continent with Sri Lanka. Several of these areas became impossible to visit later because engulfing in war and turmoil.