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Calcutta: Two years in the city
Amit C. has written a number of fictional books but this is more of a memoir and tells about two years of his life in Calcutta. This is the city he was born in, the home he loved as a child, the setting of his previous novels and now a part of his present (2011. He writes with "rare candor and clarity, making graspable the complex, ultimately ineluctable reasons for his pa...more
Hardcover, First American Edition, 306 pages
Published 2013 by Borzoi by Alfred A. Knopf
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Why I liked it is because he uses lots of poetic references and at times I feel the hustle and bustle of most big cities, but I never smelt it. The reviews for this book are wonderful and quite lyrical but I felt as if I was plodding rather than sailing and perhaps that is what Calcutta is like. Unlike my father , I have never been there and I am not sure that I now have been in any sense.