Our Better Read Literary Tours co-founder and Literary Paris tour leader Fabienne spent her summer holidays in India, traveling between Bangalore, Mysore, Bandipur, and Pondicherry. Rohinton Mistry’s modern classic A Fine Balance kept springing to her mind — ⠀ ⠀ “Never before have I felt like I knew a place before I went there, but this memorable novel and its many characters and many threads helped me to better understand the diverse cultural and historical background of India. I carried the memory of this novel with me everywhere I went.”⠀ ⠀ Which book gave you a tantalising insight into a country before you physically visited it? ⠀ ⠀ 📷 Fabienne Nicolas and @arul ⠀ ⠀ #betterreadliterarytours#travelindia#indianliterature#afinebalance#rohintonmistry#summerholidays#summerreading
Three days ago, I hopped on a plane to India with a one way ticket. It wasn’t a last minute plan, but it was by far one of the most exciting/terrifying things I’ve ever done. For a majority of the flight I had a huge lump in my throat— what on earth was I doing? Three days later I’m jet lagged but happy. Overwhelmed but excited. Nervous but open hearted. I’m excited to see where this adventure takes me.