Coming from a sun-scorched country, a lady is venturing towards the ice cap of the world. The very idea sends shivers down her spine. This is the first time that an Indian lady steps out under the midnight sun on the sledge-driven ice-fields trodden by the reindeer. Little Kamli, once dreaming of Hans Andersons fairy tales, has now flowered into Kamal Das and is trekking in the snow covered expanse of finland, in the incomparable forest land of Germany and in the wonderland of the arts and culture of the northern countries. She takes in an unknown new world with her enraptured eyes. Her inimitable pen lifts the screen over the minds of these unknown peoples. Little by little she builds un a picture as vivid as Leonardos paintings. At the same time she assesses and compares her own land and people with them. She finds in the eternally wavering Indian mind the conflict that rages in the soul of Hamlet. It is an incomparably gripping narrative of travel in far-off land by a daring Indian land which should be a must for all libraries private or public and for all lovers of adventure.