Around India In 80 Trains

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Monisha Rajesh

In January 2010 Monisha left London for India and spent four months travelling around the whole country via the Indian Railways. Her book, Around India in 80 Trains is published by Nicholas Brealey in the UK and US, and by Roli Books in India. Have a nose at her blog to get a taster of the adventure and meet some of the characters who feature in her book. You can contact Monisha at David Godwin Associates, or click on the contact button.

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"A wonderfully wry and witty debut. Crackles and sparks with life like a box of Diwali fireworks." - William Dalrymple

What's the journey all about?

One rainy day at work, Monisha read an article detailing how the boom in India's domestic airlines could now connect 80 cities - impressive but not exactly eco-friendly. Having lived in India briefly as a child, Monisha had always planned to go back and see the country properly. Taking a leaf out of Jules Verne's classic tale, she decided that the best way to visit was by travelling around India by train, and to write a book herself.

And as the largest civilian employer in the world, featuring luxury trains, toy trains, a hospital on wheels, the world's steepest, slowest, and ...

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