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Butter Chicken in Ludhiana by Pankaj Mishra
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Dec 23, 11

bookshelves: indian-readers-challenge-2012, indian-writing, non-fiction, travel
Read from December 20 to 23, 2011

A decent book. Pankaj Mishra is a very hygiene conscious middle class chap, so as expected, it had all those commentary on overflowing gutters, unclean surroundings and stuffs like that. It was fine but started annoying when he kept repeating the same stuff as he moved around the country.
Keeping that out, the book was a nice travelogue. It was not about places to visit or sights to see. But his own experiences while traveling around the country and meeting people with various ideologies, frustrations and ambitions. Those were the unique things that attracted me in this book. His writings were also very smooth and easy, with sufficient dose of cynicism, humor and awe.
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12/20/2011 page 35
12/21/2011 page 98
31.0% "Nothing great. Just a travel blog with enough take on the usual overflowing gutter, dust, filth and things that has now become a cliche."
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