Travelling In, Travelling Out is a collection of 25 travel pieces by writers such as M.J. Akbar, Aman Nath, Devdutt Pattanaik, Jerry Pinto, and Advaita Kala. These essays explore the several meanings of a journey and the essence of traveling.
Summary of the Book
Travelling In, Travelling Out is a collection of unique travel pieces and essays, which is a departure from the traditional travel narratives. It has been edited by Namita Gokhale and has writings, which describe the true essence of traveling not always in the literal sense of the word. The essays in the book will take the readers on a journey across the world from Asia to America facing varied situations and exploring different ways of traveling. The book chronicles the personal experiences of every author while traveling, from dangerous encounters with Maoists to difficulties faced by immigrants in western countries.
In this book, traveling does not necessarily mean moving from one destination to another, but it is about the journey a man takes up either externally or internally. According to this book, a person is capable of traveling internally to get away from the stress and anxiety of a monotonous life.
About Namita Gokhale
Namita Gokhale is an Indian writer and editor. She is the founder-director of Jaipur Literature Festival and also a festival advisor to Mountain Echoes, a literary festival of Bhutan. She has authored several books including Paro: Dreams of Passion, Gods, Graves and Grandmother and A Himalayan Love Story.