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The Resource The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love, Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood

The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love, Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood

Label
The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love
Title
The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love
Statement of responsibility
Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
  • "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 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 remarkable 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 description
  • Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, a street artist born untouchable in India's caste system, meets Lotta von Schedvin, a young Swedish woman from a noble family, when she visits New Delhi to have her portrait painted by him. The two fall in love, and PK travels by bicycle for four months and three weeks to reunite with her
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Andersson, Per J
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holmwood, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kumar, Pradyumna
  • Schedvin, Charlotte von
  • Artists
  • East Indians
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Bicycle touring
  • International travel
Label
The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love, Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Swedish as New Delhi-Borås by Forum, 2014"--Title page verso
  • Color map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prophecy -- The transformation -- The long journey -- Homecoming -- Postscript -- PK's acknowledgments -- Photo album
Control code
ocn954430028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781786070333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love, Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Swedish as New Delhi-Borås by Forum, 2014"--Title page verso
  • Color map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prophecy -- The transformation -- The long journey -- Homecoming -- Postscript -- PK's acknowledgments -- Photo album
Control code
ocn954430028
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781786070333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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