NO DESTINATION Satish Kumar
When he was only nine years old, Satish Kumar renounced the world and joined the wandering brotherhood of Jain monks. Dissuaded from this path by an inner voice at the age of eighteen, he became a campaigner for land reform, working to turn Gandhi's vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality. Fired by the example of Bertrand Russell, he then undertook an 8,000 mile peace pilgrimage, walking from India to America without any money, through deserts, mountains, storms and snow. In 1973 he settled in England, taking on the editorship of Resurgence magazine, and becoming the guiding spirit behind a number of spiritual and education ventures. Following Indian tradition, in his fiftieth year he undertook another pilgrimage; again carrying no money, he walked to the holy places of Britain - Glastonbury, Canterbury, Lindisfarne and Iona. Meeting old friends and making new ones along the way, this pilgrimage was a celebration of his love of life and nature. Written with penetrating simplicity, No Destination is an exhilarating account of an extraordinary life.
320pp, 138mm x 216mm, softback, 2000 (First published 1978)