Finding and losing oneself


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

What does travel actually do to a human being? The experience of walking through new terrain, of losing and finding oneself in unfamiliar territories, and of discovering bits of your soul in the process … how does it manifest itself?

Reading Five Movements in Praise by Sharmistha Mohanty was one such journey. Spread across five sections or ‘five movements’ — Town, Forest, City, Caves and Landscapes — the book moves at a self-conscious pace allowing ample opportunity for readers to stop and reflect.

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