At Home in India Author:Cynthia Bowles When her father, Chester Bowles, was appointed U.S. Ambassador to India, Cynthia was reluctant to leave her Connecticut home and the high school in which she had just started her sophomore year. But on a bright October day in 1951 she took off with her family on the long flight to New Delhi. — The choice of a school in India was not easy to make... more »; eventually, however, Cynthia entered the Delhi Public School and there began to make friends with Indians of her own age. Occasional trips to other parts of that vast and varied country, visits in the homes of Indian families of all creeds and classes, volunteer hospital work, some months of study at Santiniketan, the university founded by the great poet Tagore -- all these and many other experiences filled Cynthia's twenty-one months in India. When the time to leave drew near, she knew that she had found a second home, in a country and among people she had learned to love and respect.
No reader can leave this book without greater knowledge of India. More important, thorough Cynthia Bowles's candid and balanced account of her own growth, every reader will gain an unusual insight into the values of American youth. "At Home in India," rewarding reading as adventure in a seemingly strange and complex land, is, as well, a timely, forthright book for everyone interested in international relationships.« less