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Chasing the Monsoon By Alexander Frater

Chasing the Monsoon

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The monsoon season in India is a period of self-awareness, when Indians abroad return home to participate in the accompanying festivals. In 1987 Alexander Frater tracked the course of the Indian monsoon and this book chronicles his travels and experiences.
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Chasing the Monsoon by Alexander Frater

On 20th May the Indian summer monsoon will begin to envelop the country in two great wet arms, one coming from the east, the other from the west. They are untied over central India around 10th July, a date that can be calculated within seven or eight days. Frater aims to follow the monsoon, staying sometimes behind it, sometimes in front of it, and everywhere watching the impact of this extraordinary phenomenon. During the anxious period of waiting, the weather forecaster is king, consulted by pie-crested cockatoos, and a joyful period ensues: there is a period of promiscuity, and scandals proliferate. Frater's journey will take him to Bangkok and the cowboy town on the Thai- Malaysian border to Rangoon and Akyab in Burma (where the front funnels up between the mountains and the sea).

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GOR002309999
Chasing the Monsoon by Alexander Frater
Alexander Frater
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1991-05-13
288
0140105166
9780140105162
N/A
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