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Ightly out of character that I picked up Srinath Perur s If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai a collection of ten travel essays based wholly on conductedgroup tours the author has taken It was one of the essays Memorial For The Victims Of Repression which was published as an excerpt in the Open Magazine that initially piued my interest in the book The essay featured his participating in a conducted sex tour to Uzbekistan Perur as the self appointed fly on the wall among a group of repressed Indian men on the wall among a group of repressed Indian men a joy to read What I particularly loved in that essay and as I would later find out the entire book was that he oes not pass judgment on any of his travel companions He merely observes but his observations bear the kind of extreme sincerity that toes on sarcasm and Down Lambeth Way delightfully so I laughed with this book in ways I have not laughed with a book in a very long time There are some paragraphs in his essay on a conducted tour of Rajasthan Desert Knowledge Camel College that are so hilarious that I read them a couple times for extra giggles The Grace of God an essay in which heescribes his experience travelling across Tamil Nadu on a temple tour made me reminisce about my own family s seemingly never ending temple trips on which I was a very reluctant attendee In Saare Jahaan Se Accha he takes on Europe with his Desi tour group Perur makes many earnest and thoroughly amusing observations about his group s uniuely Indian characteristics However one stood out for me that of the the foresight of some of the members who had packed snacks and food from home The reason it id was because it brought back a rather stark memory from a trip my family made to Hong Kong in 2010 where we wandered around Ocean Park hungry we were vegetarians and finding vegetarian food in ocean park was akin to finding the proverbial needle in a literal haystack for close to an hour until we bumped into a family who were kind enough To Give Us The Food They Had Packed From Home give us the food they had packed from home their trip Perur writes about taking a trip to the North East in According to Their Own Genius Reading the essay made me feel uite sad It seemed I was familiar with the places and culture iscussed in the essay about Europe than I was about places in my own country Real India Santa Claus Aa Rahe Hai and The Same Water Everywhere were good to read but Foreign Culture seemed a bit like a filler arrangement something that he wrote because he wanted a nice round number of essays in his book Incidentally Foreign Culture might just be the only essay among the ten where it seems the author actually had a holiday so you can t help but FEEL HAPPY FOR HIM AND HIS TODDY INDUCED STUPORMY happy for him and his toddy induced stuporMy favourite essay in the book was The Taste Of Sugar Perur undertakes a Wari the traditional walking pilgrimage to Pandarpur It is not often that you come across a piece of writing which balances being insightful and being side splittingly funny with as much grace as this essayIn all I cannot recommend If It s Monday It Must Be Madurai enough Read it for the places he s travelled to but importantly read it for the people he s travelled with. The trail of Kabir; joining an ancient pilgrimage; and hunting for sex in Tashkent. .


If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai A Conducted Tour of IndiaNg 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 reasons for travelling and 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 he s travelling with The The Sacred Band diversity 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 aelightful travelogue it s also thus a charming sociological portrait of India and her people 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 The Shadowhunters Codex deal of the virtues of traveling solo of backpacking on budget and so on Indeed travel as an exercise in selfiscovery is a hip notion these Dry Hard days But the fact ignored is that the seemi Full on entertainiment A travelogue on ten conducted tours withifferent Indian groups1 Tamil temples package2 Europe famous spots3 Deserts of Rajasthan4 Kerala backwaters5 Sex starved tourists for Uzbekistan6 Slum tourism of mumbai7 journeys with meaning tour of north Mumbai7 Journeys with Meaning tour of North Musical trail of Kabir through MP Rajasthan Gujarat UP Pakistan9 Village life innovations through Madhya Pradesh10 Traditional Wari walk of MaharasthraWritten in an ironic and funny way the places explored in the book are eually good to the persons explored through itThe parts I enjoyed the most were the author s retrospect on some of the tours etailing on the people s motive and mindset uring the tour in contrast to the observed aftereffects and how they fared in life in a few yearsVery much recommended Travel writing as a genre had never really interested me I am fairly certain that the numerous English Comprehension tests I wrote in school that featured extraordinarily tiresome pieces on places around the world are to blame After I passed out I Das Haus der Angst d read very little travel writing and whatever I read I found to be too introspective and unnecessarily geographical for my taste if not boring Through the years I managed to maintain the same Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education distance oneoes with ull but well meaning uncles with it far but somewhat friendly So I suppose it was sl. Ntains myriad riches of hanging on to a camel in the Thar; rediscovering music on. ,


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