Shanti Bloody Shanti: An Indian Odyssey


Aaron Smith

Journalist Aaron Smith never planned to go to India before he had a contract put on his life by a drug dealer, when suddenly India seemed like the perfect place to get lost. In the process, he ended up finding himself, as well as encountering a dead body or two, witnessing the tragic death of a friend, dodging terrorist attacks and a revolution, and befriending a colorful cast of characters.

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Pulling no punches, this Gonzo-styled, page-turning Indian adventure has pathos, self-deprecation, and a wicked sense of humor. It provides a raw, honest, and amusing appraisal of traveling through contemporary India.

“Smith’s tale is part travelogue, part psychedelic journey, part coming-of-age, and strangely engrossing.”—Publishers Weekly

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Aaron Smith has been a punk rocker, actor, truck driver, construction worker, scuba diver guide, sound engineer, filmmaker, playwright, English teacher, and barman in various countries. He has been called “one of the more brilliant bestsellers-in-waiting out there today.” Aaron currently lives in Australia with his Brazilian wife and daughter.

Publishers Weekly listed Shanti Bloody Shanti as one of the top 10 travel books of the fall 2013 season.

ISBN 978-1-938901-11-9 • $15.95 print • $10.95 ebook

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