Remember the iconic railway station scene from the Bollywood film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge? Picturised in the dreamy countryside of Switzerland, this and other places from Europe, mainly London, find mention in the book, Every Mile a Memory.
There are four segments, each opens in a new horizon, as created by the author, to explores the physical place - through his emotional and physical attachment. The author travels to specific countries including his motherland, India. The Bengali in him pens how is life for Indians living in London, as well as explores the cities and encounters the influence India and Indians have had on the Great Britain.
He even follows the poems of William Wordsworth, to travel to the places mentioned in the poet’s works. The narraitve takes you on a walk to author Roald Dahl’s village and then to a peaceful, panoramic boat ride on the Ganges.
Having read these, the book will make the reader go for a solitary walk and soak in the local surroundings, to find a meaning in the world full of mundane things.
A travel-enthusiast, can finish reading in a day.
- Title: Every Mile a Memory
- Author: Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma
- Publisher: Rupa Publications
- Price: ₹295