Hand to Mouth to India

Hand to Mouth to India

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by Tom Thumb
     
 

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A biographical tale of how Tom Thumb travelled all the way from England to India with no money.

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A biographical tale of how Tom Thumb travelled all the way from England to India with no money.

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ISBN-13:
2940012634696
Publisher:
Baxter St.
Publication date:
02/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
277 KB

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Hand To Mouth To India 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AnantGupta More than 1 year ago
There is a difference between going on a tour and being on the road at the mercy of the elements, both nature and people. The most amazing part of Tom's journey has been his encounters with people of over 10 countries. And it is more than just a description of landscape and culture ,it is about what goes on in our mind ,the emotions, the excitement about venturing into the unknown. To complicate matters money is out of the scene. The book takes you through a journey of a lifetime. If one thinks one has travelled enough think again. THUMBs up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have the least interest in cultures and people you MUST read this thrilling book! A young man who hitch hikes to India with no money is ought to get some strong and different experiences. The author using enchanting language when describing his journey gives the reader a different insight in the variuos cultures he travels through. This fantastic book left me a feeling af having hitch hiked the whole journey myself, and even if I reread it over and over it still keeps me spellbound.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jeffJK More than 1 year ago
I was interested in hitchhiking and travelling from europe to asia, and reading this book keeps the inspiration alive. Its a good read, never boring, tom has a good way of writing about his travels. And also he is open with his opinions about his experiences..
MikeHarris More than 1 year ago
Would Kerouac have hitched to India with no money? I doubt it. While other travelers are flying in comfort to India with a luxury hotel waiting for them, Tom Thumb was riding on the back of trucks, sleeping under bridges and checking out Sufi ceremonies on the way. He got by with no money even when he didn't speak the language in a kind of modern pilgrimage. He shows us a whole other side to Islamic countries than we see on the news and offers anthropological observations on India that come from experience instead of theory. Hand to Mouth to India is funny, thoughtful and precocious given that the author was only 20 when he made the journey. Having read the book several times now, I feel like I've gone overland myself...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago