I would recommend this book for various reasons. The main reason is that it offers some possible explanations about the origins of the people of Rom. I have always been fascinated by this mystery and Moreau's theories are interesting. Apart from illuminating chapters on the history of present day India, Pakistan, Afganistan and Istanbul the book is a travel book and Moreau's travels, his compagnions and people they meet greatly add to the enjoyment of reading the book.
I missed maps, historical overviews, more about the author (how come he speaks Romani) and more about present day culture and division of the people of Rom.
Perhaps Roger Moreau intents to write another book on these issues and use them to support his theories. I wish he would. I would like to read more about common words in indian languages and romani, more about common themes in mythology, more folklore. If he does write that book I will by it too.