Pat Little, from Co Wicklow, has made several visits to India and also Sikkim, where she spent time at Ringu Tulku's meditation centre.
This book is an account of her visits in 2005 & 2007
Available to order from:
Om Productions Unlimited
An Tinteán Eile Plattinstown
Arklow Co. Wicklow
Republic of Ireland
Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9561920-0-4
price €20, GB £20, US $27; India 400 Rs(including p. & p.)
p. & p. Ireland €4.35; rest of world €5.35
All proceeds to Sadhana Village, Pune, and Udayan, Jaipur.
When Patricia said she intended, well into retirement, to realise an old dream and go to India as a volunteer, the family were sceptical. ‘You’re too old. You’ll get sick’, they said. ‘You’ll get lost.’ But she went anyway, and thrived. And then, two years later, she went again. Patricia’s diaries bring to life the intimate daily involvement in two volunteer projects in rural India, via some of the notable tourist sites. Encounters with some of the more stressful modes of Indian transport bring her up into the Himalayas, and to Sikkim, land of lamas, gompas and sacred lakes. This vivid personal account of an encounter with the vastness of India in all its diversity transports the reader into a world that is at once alien and deeply welcoming. Patricia Little has taught, usually French, at Colleges and Universities in Ghana, Sierra Leone, France, England and Ireland, and has published books on Simone Weil, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Georges Hardy and Cheikh Hamidou Kane. She and her husband divide their year between Ireland, where their son lives, and a village in France half-way between the Cévennes and the Camargue.