Reading India Was One, was like entering through a hidden portal, the reader is introduced to the rich heritage of India, it is a story that unfolds with descriptive colorful characters that become like a family to the reader. There are the parents, the adults, the zany friends, the traditional relatives and the .lovestruck lovers who let you follow them through their daily lives;from college to romance, to friendships, to their favorite past time, Cricket. The married couple traveled to exotic locations, all over India, Europe and United States, the details are so vivid, it lets the imagination believe you are joining them on their journeys. This story divulges hidden secrets, the conflicts and the traditions of people living in India before and after a civil unrest. It adds exquisite colorful artwork and details one is not familiar with. Since the Partition of India in August 1947,there have been three major wars, one minor war and numerous armed skirmishes between India and Pakistan.
India Was One, tells of this country divided in two, North and South. The perils of the lovers and families trying to unite again, but are denied. The Indians are separated by their ethnicities and are trapped behind either the North or South borders according to military protocol, have to go where commanded even if loved ones are separated. The civilians are trying to coexist and declare their heritage of being an Indian and not lose their heritage to misguided terrorists. The conclusion was heart-wrenching, and at the same time, a ray of hope. The humor and art work is worth the price alone. This book covers all aspects of what a reader needs for a mini vacation away from life's struggles, so warm and friendly with fast paced thrills. You will not regret purchasing this book and placing it in your library.It is an excellent book to take a mini mind vacation with and opens a portal into a world of wonders and mysteries.