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    By: Heather Wood

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    It was a cold and clear January day when the will was read in a small Bengali village on the banks of the Ganges. And so it was that the villagers learned that a rich landowner had left her money to their community so that they might 'see all of India'. Thus began a unique journey as forty villagers set off in a special third class railway carriage to travel from the soggy plains of Bengal and the tropicana of the deep south to the alpine majesty of the Himalayas. Heather Wood was fortunate enough to share part of their trip and, with notebook open and pen in hand, she unobtrusively watched and recorded the villagers' experiences on this unprecedented Indian odyssey. 'Delightful ... Ms Wood's respect for her travellers is equalled by her humour and her insight' - The Times Educational Supplement 'Remarkable ... Heather Wood quietly observes it all' - The Times 'Heather Wood writes simply and sympathetically, presenting the trip through the eyes of these ext

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