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

The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love / by Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood.
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Adult Non-Fiction   Port Macquarie . On Loan . 28 Aug 2019
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Record Number 614909
ISBN 9781786070333
1786070332
9781786071989
1786071983
9781786072078
1786072076
Author Andersson, Per J.
Title The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love / by Per J Andersson ; translated by Anna Holmwood.
Publication details London : Oneworld Publications, 2017.
Pagination etc. 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents note "Originally published in Swedish as New Delhi-Borås by Forum, 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary Note "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.
Subject Kumar, Pradyumna
Schedvin, Charlotte von
Dalits -- India -- Biography
Artists -- India -- Biography
Biography and autobiography
Caste-based discrimination -- India -- Biography
Man-woman relationships
International travel
Bicycle touring
Artists -- Biography
Added Entry Holmwood, Anna
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