A greek in India
"India is many other things. for me, Greek, different things than for you French or Palestinian, or Jew, or Norwegian. for all non-Indians it is at least a country of asia that exerts a power of attraction capable of stirring the most vivid curiosity. but it is so vast that it would almost be blaspheme to claim of having seen it when one spent a couple of weeks in a certain area.
so i was there briefly. south India, Madras, now Chennal, Mysore, a little bit around. along with curiosity, all things that represented the land in fantasy congested in a temporary yet 'busy' state of mind. certainly not that of an enchanted pilgrim. nonetheless, that of a charmed observer who, as was the case before and after, carried his camera and recorded impressions and emotions."