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Around India under Rs 500 per day, The Asian Age / Deccan Chronicle, June 6, 2015 by Amrita Paul

It would do one good to not mistake Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha’s recently released book, The Heat and Dust Project, with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Heat and Dust which won the Booker Prize in 1975. While both the books are based on journeys across India, Devapriya and Saurav’s book — the first installment of a four-part series — was born out of a deep lurking discontent in the yuppie lives the couple had in Delhi combined with an immediate urge to rediscover their country. However, all of this on a very tight budget — 500 rupees a day for bed and board.