In large parts of the world including India the prevailing view of people and places - and their multiple voices - has been a western version. How does this story change when it is located in India and the view complicated by several cultures languages traditions and political debates?
From Delhi Bombay/Mumbai Ooty and Kashmir to Palestine Algeria and eleventh-century Cordoba these intricately carved essays explore cities and other places through the lives of people and how they see home and belonging. Combining memoir and polemic historical and imagined narrative anecdote and poetry Githa Hariharan recounts defining moments - in which people experience the frictions of day-to-day survival or the collisions of ideas culture war or colonization. The result is a fascinating and layered story of home: a sense of home too many homes broken or lost homes.