On the way to Kampala in 1955, the compiler had the opportunity to meet Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, in Kisumu, when Jaramogi presented his book: Dweche Ariyo India” in Luo, to the compiler which translated into English means: “Two Months in India”. It was learnt that on the special invitation from the Government of India, Jaramogi visited India and recorded his impressions and experiences in this book.
Jaramogi has risen from a humble servant to become the Vice-President of the Republic of Kenya. His recorded as an African nationalist is world-famous. He was a great believer in the preservation of African culture and values, and yet his perceptive mind was open to healthy cultural influences from every quarter of the world. It is this “world man’s eye view” of an ancient culture that imparts special significance to his impressions of India set down in this book. Writings of this caliber make a valuable contribution to the confluence of cultures and the promotion of greater understanding among the peoples of the world.