By Grant Gordon
Whilst his father dies all of sudden, furnish Gordon's existence descends into freefall. Having lengthy harboured an obsession with the British in India, and particularly what they did for sport, furnish is going to discover the golfing classes the British outfitted throughout the Raj and comes to a decision to play them.
Along the best way, he has a golfing lesson at the maximum golfing path on the earth, within the mountains of Kashmir; negotiates cobras, peacocks and monkeys in Delhi - on a path moulded through the British round the ruins of a Mughal emperor's palace; has a around with Indian military colonels within the shadow of Everest; will get soaking wet a number of occasions over at the wettest golfing direction in the world; and searches on Tiger Hill for Darjeeling's misplaced British golfing direction. In Agra he tees off in complete view of the Taj Mahal, whereas in Lucknow, the ghosts of the well-known siege in the course of the 1857 Mutiny appear to impact his swing. all through, he's confronted with the problem of having his golfing golf equipment to more and more vague destinations, utilizing an array of quirky shipping.
As furnish travels throughout India, he slowly starts to appreciate the connection he had along with his father. Cobras within the tough is a ebook approximately golfing but in addition approximately fathers and sons, and the ways that they keep on with, or refuse to persist with, in each one other's footsteps.
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