An India journey is rich in its diversity, a colourful exploration of people, places, myths, monuments, art, culture, cuisine and celebrations. And India is a country not so much for seeing as for experiencing. In a departure from the merely exotic, A Passage Through India is a journey into the heartlands of a nation that writers since the dawn of time have been exploring for independent interpretation. This account of a journey through India follows the natural contours of the land, and is amply illustrated with rate pictures from the sensitive camera of a gifted photographer. A Passage Through India offers written and visual images of a beautiful country, vignettes that transcend time to bring alive the spirit of one of the world's oldest civilizations.
Kamal Gill has been ne of India's leading travel writers for many years and currently edits a professional magazine for the travel industry. Born of parents whose moves with the Indian Army allowed her the first fascinating glimpses into the rich heritage of the country, she learned early to get beyond just superfluous sightseeing to a serious understanding of the social, cultural and historic wealth that awaited a young scholar's attention. She brings that insight to bear on this book in an easy, informal style. Kamal Gill has two earlier children's books to her credit, and has contributed travel features to leading newspapers and magazines in the country.