Title : Three Quarters Of A Footprint
Author : Joe Roberts
Publishing House : Aleph Book Company
Year of release : 2015
ISBN : 978-93-84067-52-6
No. of Pages : 282
MRP : 295/-
Source : Flipkart
Three Quarters of a Footprint was first published by Bantam Press in 1994. Joe Roberts visited India, more specifically South India for the first time around 1990 and this book is the result of the wonderful experience he had.
Joe Roberts stayed with an Indian family ‘The Trivedis’ in Bangalore for five months and travelled around. This book is a travelogue Cum novel. As a 20 something I don’t recognise the India Joe has written about, but then there are few things that remained the same. Joe travelled madras, Bangalore, Mysore, Benaras, Ooty, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, etc,. Where ever he travelled he made friends and exchanged knowledge.
Three Quarters Of A Footprint is a travelogue from the eyes of a foreigner,the struggles he goes through, the difference he finds between the cultures and food.
I realized few things after reading this book.
~Travelling is much easier now.
~Foreigners are cheated at every level because they know nothing about the local pricing.