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That thing, of course, is selfless love or in a word, compassion.
This story can be view as a challenge taken by the author over the Western theological and cultural ideals, particular the Catholic Christian.
The characters like Isobe, Kiguchi, Numanda, Mitsuko and Otsu vary in their backgrounds and interests.
Just finished reading this interesting book about Japanese tourists in India. It is interesting to learn how other cultures view each other. Read morePublished 3 days ago by ibo girl
I was disappointed in this book. I expected that the characters were going to have some kind of soul awakening in this book and in my opinion they didn't. Read morePublished 2 months ago by angela roberts
I bought this book to decide ir I wanted to take a short course about it. This book is the amazing story of 4 individuals, each with their own back story, going to India and the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Reynolds
Four members of a Japanese tour group visiting the sacred sites in India each have their own deep and personal reasons for this journey. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Steven Davis
I found this to be a powerful book. The four main characters each have intriguing back stories and travel to India searching for freedom from grief and emptiness. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Linda Austin - MoonbridgeBooks
This novel is about a few Japanese tourists visiting India, especially Varanasi. I chose to read the novel originally because Varanasi is probably the most amazing place to which I... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Elias Baumgarten
Quite a marvellous, dark, troubling, insightful, beautiful read. Some of the personal stories in this novel are also in his book of short stories 'Five by Endo' and are just as... Read morePublished 23 months ago by juanitabanana