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Read & Download If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The trail of Kabir; joining an ancient pilgrimage; and hunting for sex in Tashkent Travel books Are they a thing now that most of the travel we re getting is between our living and bed rooms If you re open to group tours and even open to the humour that s innate to escorted group tours I wholeheartedly recommend Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India Ten different places in its ten different chapters Perur touches upon the uirks of his co passengers as well as their different reasons for embarking upon conducted tours In this process there are occasions for jokes and introspection as the oneness of human nature hits you Through this journey I also started to realize that conducted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism industry as operators spend hours in carefully designing the itinerary jamming in as much as possible to ensure the best bang for the buckpaisa vasool experience for the customer I first came to Europe through a conducted tour many years ago with my family and some memories that have stuck with me include Chanting Hanuman Chalisa each time we got onto the bus to ensure a safe journey eating Dal Chawal on the Swiss Alps and being chased away buy Pisa s shopkeepers for bargaining And this book encapsulated my bizarre memories from that trip beautifully The diversity in the tours as well as the people he s travelling with bring character and entertainment to his stories While the book stays true to being a delightful travelogue it is also a great primer portrait of India and her people Recommended

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Read & Download If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A delightful travel bookThis entertaining travelogue around ten conducted tours co Travel books are often a compendium of clich s If the when to go how to reach concerns are ever transcended it is the majestic beauty of the mountains or the vastness of the ocean that is tritely commented upon apparently granting solace to the writer who is trying to escape the hustle bustle of a megalopolis As if confronting the picturesue to escape the hectic life was all there was to travel If the book in uestion is sufficiently post modern in conception it will make a big deal of the virtues of traveling solo of backpacking on budget and so on Indeed travel as an exercise in self discovery is a hip notion these days But the fact ignored is that the seemingly simple problems of knowing oneself or coming to oneself or being at peace with oneself are lifelong metaphysical projects whose essence cannot be delivered in toto over a two week trip to Ladakh Travel in and of itself will not save us In fact if indeed it does provide something akin to solace and leads to a superior understanding of the self then precisely because such deliverances aren t permanent because life as it is must be returned to travelling can become an imprisoning habit making larger liberations difficult because of the tastings of smaller gratificationsThus it is problematic to conceive travel as that which leads to self enhancement and perhaps better to return to the less attractive idea of travel as an exercise in knowing the outer world If the traveller believes that knowing the world has a value in and of itself that subjecting herself to the objective world as it exists is a worthwhile activity then travel can be said to be approached in the right spirit And if in the process of assimilating realities that were hitherto unseen her self consciousness does experience an expansion then all the good One travel book that belittles clich s and stays clear of any dogma recent or modern about the virtues of travel is Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India The book published in 2014 is a collection of ten essays detailing travels undertaken by the author with ten uniue groups of people The groups are mostly composed of Indians and most travels are in India Perur travels to Tamilnadu s temples in buses full of retired government servants to Europe with a desi group to Uzbekistan with a group of sex tourists to Pandarpur on a pilgrimage called Wari and so on The essays are mostly journalistic so that the tone can be wry in the face of absurdity or reverent in the face of piety Perur narrates as someone who observes precisely to the degree that invites reflection On the rare occasions that Perur tells us what he felt in a given scenario he has the good sense to break through the ironic veneer so that what is delivered seems like zen wisdom Recommended

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Read & Download If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ntains myriad riches of hanging on to a camel in the Thar; rediscovering music on I m guilty of initially judging this book as just a uick summary of touristy group tours the author had gone on and was trying to make a uick buck with a book in the currently in subject of travel As the 10 chapters show the canvas is colourful the subjects even varied and I m delighted to be proved wrong1 The Grace of God is a temple hopping tour across Tamil Nadu with retired government servants2 Saare Jahaan Se Accha is an escorted Europe tour with a Desi group3 Desert Knowledge Camel College is a conducted tour of Rajasthan with a camel safari4 Foreign Culture is a cruise through the backwaters of Kerala with a small group of foreigners5 Memorial For The Victims Of Repression is a conducted sex tour to Uzbekistan among a group of repressed Indian men6 Santa Claus Aa Rahe Hai is a slum porn tour of Dharavi7 According to Their Own Genius is a freewheeling tour of Assam and Meghalaya8 The Same Water Everywhere is a Kabir Yatra with folk musicians across Rajasthan9 Real India is about a walking tour of villages in Madhya Pradesh looking for local innovations and meeting people10 The Taste Of Sugar Perur undertakes a Wari the ancient walking pilgrimage to PandarpurGroup escorted tours are the bread and butter of India s tourism industry and operators spend hours in carefully designing the itinerary and the inclusions jamming in as much as possible to ensure the best paisa vasool for the customer Ironically conducted tours are also looked down as a very touristy thing that those travelling on them just want to check off it s just not travel And yet as this book shows there are reasons for travelling and it s not always about seeing sights and having local experiences It s also about wearing clothes you usually can t being with your spouse away from your joint family being in a place where you re not being judged or taking that first trip as a couple in 25 years of marriage which I think is a psychological validation of having finished their responsibilities and so can now indulge themselves this oncePerur is brilliant in being that proverbial fly on the wall observing without passing judgement remarking with amazing wit and insight often turning his gaze inwards when looking out at the places he s travelling and the people he s travelling with The diversity in the tours means that there s enormous variety in both the experiences and in the travel companions entertaining and enlightening us with anecdotes personal stories and perspectives While the book is a delightful travelogue it s also thus a charming sociological portrait of India and her people


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  • Hardcover
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  • If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of India
  • Srinath Perur
  • English
  • 01 March 2019
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