Chennai from an American’s Perspective

by Paul Bouchard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781532032615
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781532032608

About the Book

In late December 2016, Paul Bouchard and his wife boarded British Airways and headed to Chennai, India, for a five-day visit of her family. After the plane landed in India’s fourth-largest city on Christmas morning, Paul was immediately swept up into a friendly culture where taxis gracefully manuever within heavy traffic, every home has a prayer room, and goats, cows, and dogs roam the streets freely. In a fascinating narrative, Paul chronicles his experiences and observations about life in Chennai including periodic power outages, streets filled with motorcycles and motorscooters, roads without demarcated lanes, and churches dedicated to St. Thomas. From Chennai’s perfectly timed sunrises and sunsets along the shores of the Bay of Bengal, to a memorable road trip that led from the immense city to green pastures and eventually to the historical sites at Mahabalipuram, Paul vividly describes each experience from a Western point of view, providing readers with an unforgettable glimpse into another country and its way of life. Chennai from an American’s Perspective shares a firsthand account of an American lawyer’s trip to a major Indian city during late 2016.

About the Author

Paul Bouchard is an army JAG lawyer and the author of several books including Enlistment, The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Man, A Package at Gitmo, Lessons Learned, and A Catholic Marries a Hindu. He and his wife live in northern Virginia. For more on Paul Bouchard, visit