Jeffrey Paine is author of Father India and former Literary Editor of The Wilson Quarterly.

Western intellectuals and religious leaders have flocked to India for more than a century. They have come as often in search of themselves as in search of the true India. And their discoveries have often surprised them, troubled them, and changed them and their life's work. Author Jeffrey Paine recounts the India experience that profoundly affected E.M. Forster, Lord Curzon, Martin Luther King Jr. and others.