Interactive Session on Travelling In, Travelling Out with Namita Gokhale

An essential traveller’s companion

This is an unusual collection of travel pieces by writers ranging from M.J. Akbar and Aman Nath to Devdutt Pattanaik, Jerry Pinto, Rahul Pandita and Advaita Kala. Featured here are essays on the changing face of the popular hill resort-Nainital, living as a Pakistani in the remote city of Copenhagen, a woman traveller being strip-searched at an American airport and traversing the dark interiors of the haunted Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan, among others. Focusing on the Indian experience, the book captures a country of shifting landscapes – physical, cultural, psychological. A departure from the traditional travel narrative, this is a unique collection for the travel-book buff.

About the author:

Namita Gokhale is a novelist, publisher, and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and the Mountain Echoes Literature Festival. Her books include Mountain Echoes – Reminiscences of Kumaoni WomenParo: Dreams of PassionGods, Graves, and GrandmotherThe Book of ShadowsA Himalayan Love StoryShakuntala: The Play of MemoryThe Puffin MahabharataThe Book of Shiva and Priya: In Incredible Indyaa