Return to the Source Author:Lanza del Vasto, Jean Sidgwick (Translator) First published in France in 1943 with the title "Le Pelerinage aux Sources". — This is the story of a twentieth-century pilgrimage to India, to the source of the Ganges, and to Gandhi, who renamed him Shantidas, or 'servant of peace'. It is the direct experience of Lanza del Vesto, one of Europe's greatest advocates of Gand... more »hian principles. who brings to the reader the sounds, the smells, and the colors of India, of Gandhi's ashram, of the temples and cities where the author traveled, of the wise and sophisticated people he encountered.
"The book may and should be read as a religious quest, but even if it is read as an eccentric traveler's experiences of India, it is excellent. Often with admiration, sometimes with humor, del Vesto depicts what he has seen of this uniquely admirable and sometimes uniquely irritating people.... No reader can be unimpressed by his heroic endurance in his search for truth." - Times Literary Supplement
"Moments of joy and insight bring life to the words in a special intimate way and the reader will savor this beautiful evolutionary journey." - Library Journal« less