In the final instalment of the Mirabai Expedition series, I reach remote Dwarka, on the coast of Gujarat, and discover the key to the Mirabai mystery.
Third stop on the Mirabai Expedition is in central Rajasthan, where she was born and raised, and where I start to find the essential feminine in her story.
In 2005 I quit my job, and my life, to travel across India for 6 months. This is how I did it and what I learned from the experience.
On days 2 and 3 of the Mirabai Expedition, in Vrindavan and Agra, I start to surrender to the rhythm of the pilgrimage and begin to find my way.
My 1st stop on the Mirabai Expedition to follow in the 16th century poet’s footsteps across North India finds me lost in the dusty town of Krishna’s youth.
British traveller Clare shares her first impressions of India and how the country both confounded, and far exceeded, her expectations.
Thanks to an explorer’s grant from Kensington Tours, I will be going to India to trace the journeys of 16th century poet and mystic Mirabai, a woman ahead of her time.
GO Books is a new book review series on Breathedreamgo. In 1963, Dervla Murphy rode her bicycle from the western edge of France all the way to Delhi and wrote about it in the rollicking adventure book Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a bicycle.
Michael Winterbottom film starring Freida Pinto as Trishna puts Tess of the D’Urberviilles in modern-day India, and it works.