The WestMaharashtra to Rajasthan

'The West' is a bit of a misnomer, as this section includes images from the jag to the centre of India (the states of Maharasthra and Madhya Pradesh) that my journey took me on, before my travels jagged back to the truly 'western' states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It makes my circuit of India look a little ragged, but there were enticing sites in the centre of India in the form of the caves at Ellora and Ajanta, rock paintings at Bhimbetka, the 'stupa' village of Sanchi, the ruined city of Mandu. The city of Bhopal was also an interesting stop.

Delhi Deadlines by Sheldon Smith

A washed out journalist, posted to India to cover a bloody election campaign, uncovers truths about his son's life - and death - in the country, truths that test loyalties forged in the war zones of Bosnia and Rwanda. A fiercely evocative narrative of modern-day India, filled with the clamour and hot stinks of its capital, this is a novel of death woven through with life.

"The writing is very very good... the mysteriousness of Wyndham's death and the narrator's involvement will entice the reader to keep reading." - 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Expert Reviewer


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