India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

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Sanjeev Bhaskar, comedian & writer behind 'The Kumars at No. 42' embarks on an epic & highly personal journey through modern India. Sanjeev's characteristic humour & unique take on the country form the heart of this beautifully illustrated book that accompanies his travels for the BBC2 series."

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Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar first came to widespread public attention through the ground-breaking comedy sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. He followed up this success with his solo venture, The Kumars at No. 42. Sanjeev writes the show and plays the role of Sanjeev Kumar, who tries to host and broadcast a celebrity chat show from his parents' living room. Sanjeev can also be seen in the films Anita and Me, The Guru, The Mystic Masseur and Notting Hill. He is married to Kumars co-star Meera Syal.

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`Sanjeev Bhaskar is the perfect guide to the endlessly astounding universe of sensations found on the subcontinent. Witty, observant, honest, affectionate and informed, he brings India alive on the page. His beautifully produced and dazzingly informative book made me want to drop everything and take the first plane out.'- STEPHEN FRY

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