Best Literary Excursion

Asia offers endless possibilities for literary trips. Book in hand, you can ride the Iron Rooster with Paul Theroux, take a passage to India with E.M. Forster, or explore the modern Japan of Haruki Murakami. But if you want to meet actual authors, the hill station of Kasauli—seven hours north of New Delhi, in the state of Himachal Pradesh—offers the chance of bumping into a walking library of talent. Kasauli's cool air, country lanes and tall oak woods have drawn writers for generations. But the undisputed king of Kasauli is the grand old man of Indian letters—Khushwant Singh. Now approaching 90,...

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