CultureShock! India helps you understand this country that has more than 4,000 separate communities and where over 300 different languages are spoken. Learn to manoeuvre through the structure and varieties of Indian society, and appreciate the traditions and values that bind the people together despite their differences. Peppered with personal anecdotes, this book gives practical advice to avoid cultural misunderstandings as well as tips to facilitate your move to the country, including information on how to find a suitable home, how to get around, what schools and facilities are available for your family and what to expect from the work environment. Complete with delightful chapters on food, entertaining, leisure activities and festivals.
About the Author
Gitanjali Kolanad, born in 1954, grew up partly in India and partly in Canada, and has lived in the USA, Singapore and Germany as well. She has been involved in the practice, performance and teaching of Bharata Natyam for more than 30 years, travelling to major cities of North America, Europe and Asia. She has travelled extensively all over India, both as a tourist and while working with volunteer organisations. Ms Kolanad is married to a journalist and has two sons, and divides her time between Toronto and Chennai.