Murray Laurence is an Australian travel writer whose first overseas trip, to Indonesia, sparked a lifelong interest in Asia. His early journeys in India, and subsequent writing, reveal a traveller who is curious and open to any experience, a writer who is funny and sharp, and a country that is at once fascinating, baffling and unique. Laurence studied Asian politics and history at university; his further education was acquired on the road. He taught briefly in Australia, England and France before becoming involved in Australia’s international education sector in marketing, management and business development roles. He was one of the industry’s first marketers, taking Australian education throughout Asia and beyond, and travelled often to India in this capacity. More recently he has worked as a consultant and teacher in a management college in Kathmandu.
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The first half of the book is dedicated to his Indian trips in 1970s. The second half is his foray into the lives of the third world countries. China, Vietnam, Jakarta; author share his observations which were common in every third world country including India. Author put forth several geopolitical issues especially in Pakistan and Srilanka.The third half is his trip back to India in the 21st century. Author observes that other than the change in the mode of transport, the life in India was ...