This is the second book authored by M. P. Prabhakaran on his world-trotting experiences. In the preface to the first book, What India and Virgin Mary Have in Common, he describes his passion for travel thus: “I travel, therefore I am—apologies to Descartes for twisting his noble thought.”
In the preface to this second book, devoted exclusively to the tour he undertook through ten countries of Europe in the summer of 2009, he goes a step further and sums up his experiences through a mangled version of poet Shelley’s immortal words: “The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.” Prabhakaran’s mangled version: “The more I travel, the more I discover my ignorance.”
The 2009 tour, he says, opened his mind to various aspects of European cultures he had been quite ignorant of until then. The mind got cleansed, he adds, of the many misconceptions he had about peoples and events that shaped the destiny of Europe. The tour convinced him, once again, that bookish knowledge is no substitute for the knowledge one gains from the people he interacts with, events he witnesses, and things he gets exposed to during his travels to new places.
He shares that knowledge with readers through the pages of this book.
|Publication date||February 24,2023|
|Genre||Nonfiction, History, Travel, Social Sciences|
|Interior Color||Black and White|
|Book Size||6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)|
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