Indian Balm

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2006 - History - 288 pages
Indian Balm is the captivating account of a journey Paul Hyland made along the little-known course of the sacred Godavari river in Southern India: a pilgrimage through both his past and India's present. It is the story of the search for his ancestors, missionaries and traders, who settled in the region generations ago and of their Balm--a wonder cure for all sorts of ailments and afflictions. It is also a fascinating and enlightening journey through India today. Wading through the country's contradictions and irritations, its ugliness and its beauty, Hyland encounters both the exotic and the commonplace. He meets snake charmers and sadhus, bogi men and horn dancers, witnesses ancient rituals and observes the most simple aspects of daily life. Indian Balm is an extraordinary and, above all, unique journey--vivid, intimate and revealing--travel writing at its colorful best.
 

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Contents

Devon
1
Madras
7
Vijayawada
17
Amaravati
23
Machilipatnam
33
wa Kaikalur
43
Narsapur
50
Narsapur
57
Narsapur
151
Madras Presidency
158
Palakol
165
Kakinada
171
Kakinada
177
Yanam
183
Antarvedi
190
Antarvedi
196

Madhavayapalem
64
Bowdenpeta
71
Dowlaishweram
80
Rajahmundry
87
Nidadavole
93
Narsapur
99
Narsapur
104
Narsapur
111
Narsapur
119
Muskepalem
128
Tanuku
133
Hyderabad
139
Golconda
145
Antarvedi
203
Mogaltur
212
Sakhinetepalli
218
to Polavaram
226
via Porsammagandhi
232
Sivagiri
238
Takuru
244
Perantapalli
250
Pedagudem
258
Geddapalli
265
Sivagiri
275
1
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About the author (2006)

Paul Hyland was born in Dorset a month after India gained independence. An award-winning poet and travel writer, his books Purbeck and Wight are modern classics.

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