In Pakistan, Mark Tully journeys from Karachi in the south to the Khyber Pass. In South America, Lisa St Aubin de Teran travels from Santos, on to the city of Santa Cruz. Clive Anderson makes his way from Hong Kong, to end up in Mongolia. Natalia Makarova travels on the Bolshoi Express. Michael Palin journeys from Northern Ireland to the most westerly station in Ireland. In South Africa, Rian Malan escapes Cape Town & makes his way to Johannesburg.
Devdutt Pattanaik takes us into a fascinating journey and retells the story in his own brilliant way, seamlessly weaving the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants into a single narrative It gives a fairly detailed description of the various plots and sub plots of the grand epic and is a must read for any reader interested in mythology or just for a good and spellbinding read.