'Come along now', said Gari Lal, removing his shoes and calmly massaging his toes, as if the shuddering steel assemblage of interstate bus was not swerving maniacally at night on an unlit road in northern India.
When a Gandhi dies‚ nobody is safe.
Climbing the ghat back towards my bundle, and checking to see whether some thief had stolen my sandals, I dried myself in the sun, and sat for a while admiring the colour and beauty of the morning.
"'When a Gandhi dies, nobody is safe.' An assassination and a romance. A hijacking, several nuclear explosions and a religious experience ... just some of the ingredients in the latest tour de force from the bestselling author of The carpet wars. In the searing summer of 2004, Christopher Kremmer returns to India, a country in the grip of enormous and sometimes violent change. As a young reporter in the 1990s, he first encountered this ancient and complex civilisation. Now, embarking on a yatra, or pilgrimage, he travels the dangerous frontier where religion and politics face off ..."--Provided by publisher.… (more)