Way out in India: Travels in a Curious Land by Meryl Urson was reviewed in the online magazine GET IT Lowveld.
Way out in India – Travels in a curious land
15 October 2015
Yogis and travel enthusiasts pay attention – you’ll love Meryl Urson’s travel encounters in India. This book is a record of her relationship with the world’s most fascinating country.
When Meryl Urson stepped off a plane for the first time into a steamy Mumbai midnight, little did she know that she’d begun a lengthy love affair with India. It would stretch across innumerable encounters and far into her future.
This book is a record of her relationship with the world’s most fascinating country. The reader is swept from the craziness of a revered guru’s southern headquarters to the turbulent peaks of the northern Himalayas, and through adventures as diverse as the discovery of a secret queen’s bath-house glittering behind a long-locked door, and the toppling of a Karl Marx statue in the middle of a Keralan Communist rally.
Way out in India is an idiosyncratic view of the diversity of life on the subcontinent through the enchanted eyes of an author in love with both place and people.
Meryl Urson is a South African yoga teacher and erstwhile teacher of high-school English. She has travelled extensively to many countries, mostly with her husband Arnie who is a passionate photographer. having practised and taught yoga for two decades, she is steeped in Indian culture in all its glory and diversity. She has visited the country several times.
Published by Porcupine Press, available from Bargain Books, I’langa Mall.