Joe Roberts stayed five months with the Trivedis in Bangalore, using that as a base he travelled all over southern India. Major Trivedi warned him that 'nothing is as fixed as you think'. In Pondicherry he found Rita, a melancholy divorcée banished to an ashram. He saw the great temple at Madurai and the holy island of Ramasweram. He watched the snakeboat races at Arunmula and at Cochin he stayed with Syrian Christians and was offered heroin in the Jewish cemetery. Wherever he went he met extraordinary people...
Since its publication in 1994, Three-Quarters of a Footprint has established itself as a classic. its gentle, perceptive humour has charmed readers in Britain and in India.
Author Biography: Joe Roberts was born in Bath, where he now lives with his wife and son. For seven years he lived in America, working as a baker in Manhattan and in Austin, Texas. Returning to England in 1984, he cooked in restaurants and worked in Waterstone's. He started writing in 1990, supporting himself by making pasta.