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The Resource Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
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Per J. Andersson
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Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE MARCO POLO OUTSTANDING GENERAL TRAVEL THEMED BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE 2018 EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait – it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK was not born in the city. He grew up in a small remote village on the edge of the jungle in East India, and his childhood as an untouchable was one of crushing hardship. He was forced to sit outside the classroom during school, would watch classmates wash themselves if they came into contact with him, and had stones thrown at him when he approached the village temple. According to the priests, PK dirtied everything that was pure and holy. But had PK not been an untouchable, his life would have turned out very differently. This is the remarkable true story of how love and courage led PK to overcome extreme poverty, caste prejudice and adversity – as well as a 7,000-mile, adventure-filled journey across continents and cultures – to be with the woman he loved
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"This is the remarkable true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a handful of paintbrushes and a secondhand Raleigh bicycle made his way across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves."--Provided by the publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10557047
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BT
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  • Andersson, Per J
  • Holmwood, Anna
Dewey number
920
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Holmwood, Anna
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Travel
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
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OVERDRIVE:e7fa76e4-e631-44e1-948d-2b2366b8b865
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781786070340
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optical disk
Label
Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e7fa76e4-e631-44e1-948d-2b2366b8b865
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786070340
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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