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". . . filled with simple and recommended wisdom as J. D. Viharini walks readers through the best ways to enjoy the cities and culture of the this massive country well. From overcoming language barriers, cultural taboos, safety concerns, and many more, "Enjoying India" is a strongly recommended read . . . ."
--Midwest Book Review
J.D. Viharini is a single woman who has lived and traveled alone extensively in India. She was born in California, but has spent more than two-thirds of her life in other states and other countries. Having earned an MS in Vedic Studies in Europe, she came to India in 1980 and loved it immediately, though she had to wait a few years for her next visit.
She has been living in India for several years, and has traveled extensively throughout the country. Although she has an apartment in a remote village high in the Himalayas that's her home base, she tends to move around India with the seasons. She's spent time in nearly every part of India except the Northeast. Over the years, she has traveled around India first class, sardine class, and everything in between. From the Ritz to the pits, so to speak, she has stayed and dined in some of the most exclusive places in India and some of the least. She has stayed with families and attended their celebrations. She has rented apartments and learned how to contend with all that living here entails. She has experienced the intense, seething crowds of the Kumbha Mela and the serenity of the sparsely populated, high Himalayas. She has gone on pilgrimages and done business. She has been sick and learned how to stay well. She has made many friends and has come to regard India as home.
This book was terrific preparation for my recent trip to India. This is not a guide book, but a book to prepare you for the cultural difference you'll experience as an American in... Read morePublished 20 days ago by CCM
Enjoying this book because it provides an in depth view of the country and it's people.Published 1 month ago by Philippe Lanz
This is maybe not the most comprehensive book for India travel, but it provides some great insights to help understand the psychological and cultural differences for business... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael S.
Excellent book in India travel. This book gives you a lot of great information for travel in India. I highly recommend it.Published 2 months ago by James B.
Men, read the parts that are supposed to be for women only, because much of it is not for women only. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Patrick Daley
Some reviewers felt the book was too tough and discouraged visitors. India is at that boundary of the third world and a glimmer of the first world. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoying India goes way beyond dry government travel advisories by covering so many of the cultural nuances and small details (everything from how to bargain with vendors to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by KLP
Very helpful and informative. It covers almost every area of embracing India. I am passing it along.Published 5 months ago by Linda McLean