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Longing, Belonging : An Outsider at Home in Calcutta

Longing, Belonging : An Outsider at Home in Calcutta

  • Rs. 350.00


Calcutta was no longer an old piece of furniture in the attic. It was an antique whose value I had realized. 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 witwit intact, Bishwanath Ghosh pieces together his own unique idea of a unique city.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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