Inhaling the Mahatma

Author(s): Christopher Kremmer


In the searing summer of 2004, Christopher Kremmer returns to India, a country in the grip of enormous and sometimes violent change. As a young reporter in the 1990s, he first encountered this ancient and complex civilisation. Now, embarking on a yatra, or pilgrimage, he travels the dangerous frontier where religion and politics face off. Tracking down the players in a decisive decade, he takes us inside the enigmatic Gandhi dynasty, and introduces an operatic cast of political Brahmins, 'cyber coolies', low-caste messiahs and wrestling priests. A sprawling portrait of India at the crossroads, Inhaling the Mahatma is also an intensely personal story about coming to terms with a dazzlingly different culture, as the author's fate is entwined with a cosmopolitan Hindu family of Old Delhi, and a guru who might just change his life. First published 2006.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780732280925
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : colaus
  • : 0.616
  • : April 2006
  • : 234mm X mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Kremmer
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : good
  • : 416
  • : illustrations, maps