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by Sarah Macdonald

  • ISBN: 0553816012
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Sarah Macdonald
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Twelfth Printing edition (2004)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1700 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1914 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr docx lit
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 457


In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat. has been added to your Cart.

In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat.

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Sarah Macdonald grew up in Sydney and studied psychology at university. Holy cow: an Indian adventure. Rejecting the idea of ever practising as a shrink, she travelled for a year hoping that a few months in India at the end of the journey would give her a vision of her destiny. It didn’t, bar a soothsayer’s prediction that she would return. After completing a cadetship at ABC Radio News, she worked as Triple J’s political correspondent in Canberra. ISBN: 1 86325 326 2. 1. Macdonald, Sarah, – Journeys – India – New Delhi. 2. New Delhi (India) – Social life and customs. 3. New Delhi (India) – Description and travel.

Sarah Macdonald is a journalist and radio broadcaster who lives in Sydney with her husband, ABC journalist Jonathan Harley, and their baby daughter Georgina. HOLY COW! is her first book. Библиографические данные. Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure.

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Holy Cow! is the fabulous chronicle of Sarah's often humorous adventures in a land of chaos and cows, class structure and contradictions. From spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas, to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, Holy Cow! is the thoroughly engaging story of one woman's journey to save her soul, her love life, and her sanity.

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Winail Winail
I saw this book in the airport in Varanasi. Already over-packed, I decided to wait until I got home to buy it. Having just returned from two weeks in northern India, I had written my first impressions to a few friends, and thought I had captured the essence pretty well. Then I read Holy Cow, and found the voice I wished I had. Sarah MacDonald gives the best description I could ever imagine for what I had just experienced. Her words are a perfect representation of the chaos and the beauty I now know so well. But just as my two weeks merely scratched the surface of this country, so her outward impressions did the same, although far more eloquently and humorously than mine. But then she did what I, of course, could not do in a mere two weeks. She went inside. Not only inside the country, the people, the culture, and of course, the religions, but most of all, inside herself, for an explosive, yet tranquil expansion of her senses and her consciousness. Through Sarah's eyes, inner and outer, I got a glimpse of what I missed by being a mere tourist. I am grateful to her for writing this spectacular odyssey, an exciting adventure on every human level imaginable. For anyone who has been to India, you will "get it" and I think you will love it. If you haven't been, but want a preview of what awaits you, although it's impossible to put into words what you will encounter, nothing I have read, or written, comes closer than Holy Cow. Buy this book.
Androwyn Androwyn
A great read for anyone interested in understanding day to day life in India. I have read this before and now rereading 9 years later for a book club. It describes a person going not loving India and ending up in love with her after exploring all she has to offer - I have given it away 3 times and it is well worth a very satisfying read.
Detenta Detenta
Great read if you have ever been to India, and a good prep if you're planning to go. The author has a very breezy writing style (that sometimes goes over the top in alliteration) and great wit. Starting out from a position of hating her first experience of India, she goes to live there to be with her fiance and falls in love with the country without being blind to it's many problems and the hardship and hassles of daily life.
Hellblade Hellblade
I picked up Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure after it was recommended to me by a fellow India traveler during my most recent trip to the country. I thought it was a great read: witty, lighthearted, and at times touching. Having traveled to many of the same places, and even attending some of the same spiritual retreats, I thought it gave a very honest look at India and spirituality. So when I logged on to Amazon after finishing it, I was really surprised to see so many negative reviews. But after skimming all the one stars, I realized that they were mostly written by Indians who felt the book insulted their country. Given that I'm not Indian and have never lived in India, I can only say that they are certainly entitled to their opinions. But I will note that many of the Indian reviewers said that they picked up the book to get a perspective on how western travelers view their country, and in that regard I think they got what they asked for. I recently spent several weeks in India, as have many of my friends, and I think the author provides an accurate description of the culture shock many of us feel when we arrive. Delhi is overcrowded, there is extreme poverty, the pollution is worse than anywhere else I've traveled, and there continues to be significant sexism. While there did seem to be some embellishment for the sake of the storyline (or maybe it seemed that way to me because her adventure began 10-15 years before mine), overall I could really relate to the author's experience. Moreover, critics should note that the author grows to love the country and all its eclectic religious practices, ultimately sobbing as she finally leaves for good. I would encourage readers to keep an open mind and try not to take it too seriously. This is just one women's perspective on her time in India, and like it or not many other western reviewers have indicated that they can relate to it.
Onetarieva Onetarieva
I loved it! Unfortunately, I only heard of it after my travels in India. I appreciated her extreme candidness and didn't interpret it as contempt or as a failed attempt to somehow portray all of India (as reviewer Erik criticizes). Nor did I particularly like the author as a friend or kindred spirit, i didn't need to, but more that I appreciated her detailing experiences and accepted her lens as a reluctant longterm resident, socially isolated, with an often-absent partner. This is not the context of most of us travelers/tourists! I felt she was treading water in a strange ocean, that offered moments of blissful back floating in between scary undertows and harsh, unpredictable stormy weather. And who can visit India without some type of spiritual questing? No one, I think.
Hunaya Hunaya
First of all, this is not a travel guide. Get a Fodors or something like that if that's what you are looking for. Secondly, I think it is definitely more entertaining if you have been to India. A lot of the things and mannerisms she mentions (the head wag for instance), are pretty impossible to describe, Lastly I didn't think she was offensive to Indians in general. The country has so many incredible assets, and that extreme degree of history and beauty is countered with some extreme harshness and inefficiency. That would be known in Eastern philosophy as the 'Law of duality". I think she is more critical of other foreign tourists than Indians. She seems especially disdainful of America and Americans. But that's typical.
Siramath Siramath
An exciting and humorous spiritual adventure through India. The author takes the reader on her journey examining and experimenting with different religious and spiritual beliefs (hinduism, buddhism, jainism and others) and experiences in a fascinating and easy to read book. She is very likable and doesn't take herself too seriously, but she delivers a detailed and honest view. I very much enjoyed it and would highly recommend this book.