Between heaven and hell: travels through Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and India : an account of the expedition hands across the borders

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Odyssey Books, 2004 - Bangladesh - 556 pages
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Though Bakshi writes with amusement of people and politics, and of the grip of religion ...the narrative has an undertone of seriousness.”– The Pioneer
An intelligent satire – Times of India
The author’s sense of humour is evident in almost every situation – The Statesman
Full of trenchant, caustic humour. – Deccan Herald
Akhil Bakshi dwells at length on wide-ranging matters like development, religion, politics and culture but always through the prism of sarcasm and wit. – Deccan Herald
Dominated by a tone of irreverent humour…. The book crackles with keen, balanced observations and easy prose. – The Hindu
Leaves you chuckling inside – Indian Express
Insightful and detailed, perspicaciously personal, wonderfully descriptive and chuckle-aloud funny – Travel Plus
A unique and insightful travelogue – Jetwings
An enjoyable and absorbing read – ECS Nepal
The author’s wit is exemplary, his vision clear and style alive – Business India
 

Contents

Colombo
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Zia in Heaven Our Noble Purpose A Historydrenched Capital Lure
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A Crooked Policeman Prime Minister Not a Road Contractor
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