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Longing Belonging: An Outsider at Home in Calcutta

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ISBN: 9789384030605    Publisher: Westland Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 382        Language: English
Calcutta was no longer an old piece of furniture in the attic. It was an antique whose value I had realised.' With these words Bishwanath Ghosh embarks on an exploration of a city that, as a probashi - non-resident...Read more
Calcutta was no longer an old piece of furniture in the attic. It was an antique whose value I had realised.' With these words Bishwanath Ghosh embarks on an exploration of a city that, as a probashi - non-resident Bengali, he has only recently fallen in love with. He probes the lives of its inhabitants - some famous and others faceless - and at the same time strolls along the Hooghly, wanders in and out of Park Street, College Street, Kalighat, Kumartuli, Sonagachhi, even ending up in a dance bar in Salt Lake.With his adventurous spirit and undeniable wit intact, Bishwanath Ghosh pieces together his own unique idea of a unique city.
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About the author: Bishwanath Ghosh
Writer and journalist BISHWANATH GHOSH, born in Kanpur in 1970, is best known for the travelogue Chai, Chai: Travels in Places Where You Stop But Never... Read more
Writer and journalist BISHWANATH GHOSH, born in Kanpur in 1970, is best known for the travelogue Chai, Chai: Travels in Places Where You Stop But Never Get Off (2009). He is also the author of Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began(2012), a portrait of Chennai, the city he made his home in 2001 and where he currently works with The Hindu as a senior deputy editor.
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