This book narrates the experiences and impression collected by the author during eight years—101 moons—of residence, meetings and travels in India, from 1975 to 1983. The outcome of these recollections is a very personal historic and mythological travelogue harking back to the tradition of the literary journals of previous centuries, when remote lands were being discovered in the course of slow journeys seasoned with observations, conversations, meditations and vivid descriptions, which are altogether the essence of adventure.
Come Carpentier de Gourdon, born in the Canary Islands (Spain) of French parents, studied in Europe, India and the USA and has lived, traveled and taught in more than 50 countries on four continents (including several universities and academic institutions in France, India, the USA, Switzerland, Brazil, the UK, Peru, Russia, Italy, China, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Greece). He is since 2002 the convener of the Editorial Advisory Board of World Affairs, the Journal of International Issues (New Delhi, India), and a member of advisory boards of various scholarly publications. He currently lives between India and Europe.