About the Book
I am delighted to introduce you a hard-to-put-down personal account of the Bharat Jodo Yatra by Dilip D’Souza. Dilip joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra four times. This is the story of that experience. Roadwalker: A Few Miles on the BharatJodo Yatra by Dilip D’Souza.
‘The length of India, though. Think of that. The magnitude of it takes my breath away, even months later. When next will I get such an opportunity? As the Yatra got going, through its early days in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, that question began to haunt me. Through those early days, the challenge of finding an answer came to mean something to me. Something deep, profound, elemental. The challenge of the walk, yes. But what it helped me articulate for myself, too. The way it dredged up long-ago experiences, reminded me of what they had meant, wrung new meaning from them now, said things about my country, my family, myself. All in all, it helped me decide — if I wasn’t doing the whole trip, there was a next best thing I could do.’
About the author
Dilip D’Souza was educated in Pilani, Providence, Delhi, Rishi Valley, Mumbai, Cambridge, Austin and places in between. Once a computer scientist, he now writes for his supper: about political and social issues, travel, sports and mathematics. Computer science stresses clear thinking, reason, logic and getting to the heart of the matter. Maybe those things shape his writing. Maybe not. His writing has won him several awards, including the Statesman Rural Reporting Award, the Outlook/Picador Non-Fiction Prize and the Newsweek/Daily Beast South Asia Commentary Prize. This is his ninth book.