Books Hindoo Holiday An Indian Journal by J. R. Ackerley and Eliot Weinberger Paperback, 302 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $17.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHindoo HolidaySubtitleAn Indian JournalAuthorJ. R. Ackerley and Eliot Weinberger Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Travel Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Hindoo Holiday My Guilty Pleasure A Passage To India: From The Annals Of The Raj June 1, 2012 NPR editor Krishnadev Calamur didn't expect to like Hindoo Holiday. It looked like a tedious colonial book about India, full of dust and poverty and elephants. But the book's charm and silly characters made it a favorite guilty pleasure.