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Butter Chicken in Ludhiana by Pankaj Mishra
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Dec 17, 2011

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bookshelves: indian-readers-challenge-2012, indian-writing, non-fiction, travel

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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Reading Progress

December 17, 2011 – Shelved
December 20, 2011 – Started Reading
December 20, 2011 –
page 35
December 21, 2011 –
page 98
December 21, 2011 –
page 98
"Nothing great. Just a travel blog with enough take on the usual overflowing gutter, dust, filth and things that has now become a cliche."
December 22, 2011 –
page 212
December 23, 2011 – Shelved as: indian-writing
December 23, 2011 – Shelved as: indian-readers-challenge-2012
December 23, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
December 23, 2011 – Shelved as: travel
December 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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