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

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

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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 (Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia) 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 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.
Publisher: London : Oneworld Publications, 2017
ISBN: 9781786070333
1786070332
9781786071989
1786071983
9781786072078
1786072076
Branch Call Number: 305.56 K96a
Characteristics: 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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