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December 26, 2012

The mind of a tourist

Extract from Amitav Ghosh’s ‘ The Imam and the Indian'

It makes me think of my aunt from Calcutta, who wanted her money back after visiting the Bori Sanctuary at the Gir forest in Gujarat. 'Why,' she yelled at the travel agent, 'they were just sleeping, lying in the dustlike lizards. Shouldn't someone tell them that they've got to behave like lions?'