About the Book
CultureShock! India helps you understand this country that has more than 4,000 separate communities and where over 300 different languages are spoken. Learn to navigate your way through Indian society, and appreciate the traditions and values that bind the people together despite their differences. Peppered with personal anecdotes, this book gives practical advice to avoid cultural misunderstandings as well as tips to facilitate your move to the country, including information on how to find a suitable home, how to get around, what schools and facilities are available for your family and what to expect from the work environment. Complete with delightful chapters on food, entertaining, leisure activities and festivals.
About the Series
CultureShock! is a comprehensive, dynamic and indispensable guide for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, as well as expatriates settling into a new assignment in a foreign land. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! Authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advise and useful information
About the Author
Lynelle Seow is convinced that she must have been Indian in her previous life, given her interest in all things Indian. In this life, she is a Singaporean who has dreams of being a Bollywood dancer despite the reality of two left feet and an incredible lack of coordination. She holds a Master of Architecture, but prefers to build castles in the air and bridges to other cultures. She has lived and worked in Singapore, the United States, the Philippines and India as various avatars; architect, editor, branding-marketing professional, and volunteer English teacher. She is married to Benjamin Yap and they have 8 plants together. She currently resides in Singapore.