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The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey

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The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey

by Michael Wood

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ISBN 10
0719564050
ISBN 13
9780719564055
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London: John Murray Publishers, April 2002. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior lightly tanned, but unmarked. Spine square and tight. Cover clean and crisp. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Suitable for gifting. 253 pages.

Some time in the future you will come back here to Chindambaram and you will make a pilgrimage, said the astrologer to Michael Wood as they sat in a small airless house in Tamil Nadu. It is the most important thing you will do. Four years later Michael found himself on a pilgrim bus heading southwards on a journey of more than a thousand miles through the temples and holy shrines of Southern India. The bone-shaking bus, its aisle crammed with passengers on folding chairs and its video showing glimpses of old films through a blaring snowstorm of white static, would transport him into another world and time where the rituals at the spiritual heart of India are still observed as they were a thousand years ago, existing side by side with all the trappings of the modern world. As his many admirers know, Michael Wood is the perfect travelling companion, eyes and ears wide open, knowledgeable yet eager to learn. His touching and humorous account of this inner and outer journey captures both the life-enhancing spirit of Hinduism and the essence of India itself.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000001336
Title
The Smile of Murugan: A South Indian Journey
Author
Michael Wood
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0719564050
ISBN 13
9780719564055
Publisher
John Murray Publishers
Place of Publication
London
Date published
April 2002
Keywords
India, Hindu, Hinduism, Tamil Nadu, South India, travel, journeys, pilgramage
Bookseller catalogs
India; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; Humor, Comedy, Satire, Funny stuff; Britain; Religion & Spirituality;
Size
8vo

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