Chowringhee: Book by Sankar

Chowringhee

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ISBN: 9781843549147    Publisher: Atlantic Books Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 416        
Welcome to the Shahjahan, one of Calcutta's oldest and most venerable hotels. In "Chowringhee", the Shahjahan's new receptionist regales his audience with stories of the people who spend their days and nights...Read more
Welcome to the Shahjahan, one of Calcutta's oldest and most venerable hotels. In "Chowringhee", the Shahjahan's new receptionist regales his audience with stories of the people who spend their days and nights within the Shahjahan's grand facade. Like Bengal itself, this is a place where greed, seduction and death live alongside love, luxury and pride. With wit, warmth, and ferocious energy, "Chowringhee" reveals to us an entire universe. One of the great novels of contemporary Indian literature, it presents a glittering vision of a lost metropolis, and an homage to an old Bengal of myth and memory.
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About the author: Sankar
Sankar - the pen-name of Mani Sankar Mukherji - is one of Bengal's most widely read modern novelists. Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited)... Read more
Sankar - the pen-name of Mani Sankar Mukherji - is one of Bengal's most widely read modern novelists. Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited) and JanaAranya (The Middleman) were filmed by Satyajit Ray. He lives in Kolkata (Calcutta).
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Review:
'A terrific page-turner... An utter treat... Chowringhee might, to many eyes, supply more unashamed reader-transporting enjoyment than any other fiction of the year.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'I...Read more
'A terrific page-turner... An utter treat... Chowringhee might, to many eyes, supply more unashamed reader-transporting enjoyment than any other fiction of the year.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'I lost myself in it for days... A wonderful experience - both gripping and moving.' Vikram Seth 'Chowringhee is one of those novels you don't want to end. It teems with life, creating an entirely absorbing world.' Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire 'A panoramic and utterly captivating picture of a workplace, a city and an era - This old-fashioned feast of storytelling crawls with character, heaves with drama and bursts with flavour - A sumptuous buffet of a book.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Chowringhee has that essential quality of a good novel: the capacity to escape, and help the reader escape, time. You want to turn the pages, but you do not want the pages to end. The words are fresh, and the world of the novel is completely alive, despite being written over 40 years ago... A lovely, charming book brimming with life and full of the unexpectedness of a closely observed world.' Book of the Week, Guardian
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