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TAMARIND CITY : WHERE MODERN INDIA BEGAN (English)

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Language: English
Length: 344 pages
Publisher: Tranquebar
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Specifications of TAMARIND CITY : WHERE MODERN INDIA BEGAN (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher Tranquebar
ISBN-10 9381626332
Number of Pages 344 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9789381626337
Binding Paperback
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Author GHOSH BISHWANATH
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Shankar V

Oct 7, 2015

Adelightful read

Amazingly delightful read. People of Madras would love to read this. Interestingly the author knows more about the city than a true blue Madras-ite like me :)
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Shruti S Ramjee

Mar 8, 2015

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Excellent tea-time companion

I'm a Chennai-ite, and I'm impressed. The author has done a great job in trying to cover all aspects of the city, including the people's appeal to cultural values and taboos.. If you've never been to chennai before, this will make you visit it. A great read.
PS - Chennai has changed a lot than t…
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Arun Kumar

Jan 9, 2015

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interesting but....

the book is very interesting. it talks about many aspects of the Chennai...its history, people, cultural etc. but i found too much history in it. first two chapters (lengthy one) talks about the history of the city since from its establishment. rest of the chapters are very good. overall a good read… (View complete review)
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Nisarg Kanitkar

Dec 29, 2014

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Just grab this thing in your cart !

Awesome narration. Its a complete jukebox of awesomeness one reader would expect. My eagerness for Madras has gone to a next level after this TAMARIND CITY experience. ! Luv you Ghosh da :-) Hail for the city of Tamarinds .
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yojitha

Jun 26, 2014

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keeps you hooked!

travel writing is surely an interesting genre!
having read Maximum city by Suketu Mehta earlier [ which was about mumbai]....i was intrigued by the title of this book!
and i have no regrets picking it up!
a thoroughly interesting read that keeps you hooked without any boring lines! thou…
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Dharma Raman

May 16, 2012

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A Treat!

I like Bishwanath Ghosh for 2 reasons – his writing is simple and straight from the heart- he does not pretend to be someone else and never tries to impress with complex words or ornamental sentences. That said, there is always a touch of poignancy in his observations that do not preach, but leave the reader with questions to ponder over.

As someone who has enjoyed his columns in newspapers immensely, I found 'Tamarind City' a treat – almost visual, as Bishwanath paints Chennai in varied colours - tracing its history, delving into it’s heritage, interviewing celebrities from various fields
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Sudeep Chowdhuri

Apr 18, 2012

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Bringing a city to life

One would expect a book such as this to cater to a very select audience, because books on a particular city either end up doing a deep dive into the history and geography of the place, or take us on a picture postcard tour across the ‘places to see’, functioning as virtual tour guide.

In Tamarind City too, there is history – lots of it, there is politics, there is religion, there is tradition, and of course, something that Chennai would be incomplete without – Movies. What makes Tamarind City different is that Chennai is treated like a person who grows and matures, and changes over time. One
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Shankar V

Oct 7, 2015

Adelightful read

Amazingly delightful read. People of Madras would love to read this. Interestingly the author knows more about the city than a true blue Madras-ite like me :)
★★★★★
★★★★★

Shruti S Ramjee

Mar 8, 2015

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Excellent tea-time companion

I'm a Chennai-ite, and I'm impressed. The author has done a great job in trying to cover all aspects of the city, including the people's appeal to cultural values and taboos.. If you've never been to chennai before, this will make you visit it. A great read.
PS - Chennai has changed a lot than the author's time, but the roots still remain...
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Arun Kumar

Jan 9, 2015

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interesting but....

the book is very interesting. it talks about many aspects of the Chennai...its history, people, cultural etc. but i found too much history in it. first two chapters (lengthy one) talks about the history of the city since from its establishment. rest of the chapters are very good. overall a good reading.....
★★★★★
★★★★★

Nisarg Kanitkar

Dec 29, 2014

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Just grab this thing in your cart !

Awesome narration. Its a complete jukebox of awesomeness one reader would expect. My eagerness for Madras has gone to a next level after this TAMARIND CITY experience. ! Luv you Ghosh da :-) Hail for the city of Tamarinds .
★★★★★
★★★★★

yojitha

Jun 26, 2014

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keeps you hooked!

travel writing is surely an interesting genre!
having read Maximum city by Suketu Mehta earlier [ which was about mumbai]....i was intrigued by the title of this book!
and i have no regrets picking it up!
a thoroughly interesting read that keeps you hooked without any boring lines! though I've been to Chennai only a couple of times- reading this book made Chennai a really interesting city for me now!
Ghosh is certainly a terrific writer- the way he described the city with different adjectives at different times is interesting!
next time i visit Chennai i'm surely going to look at it from a
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Ganasunder Narayanamurthy

Jan 29, 2014

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Great Read

This book provided a good insight about Chennai and its rich history. Loved the narrative style and the layout of the book. Looking forward to reading more works of this author.
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Lakshman Srikanth

Jan 26, 2013

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Not a Travel Guide!

A very nicely written book. The book talks about Chennai and its evolution and its philosophy, and also about eminent personalities of Madras upbringing.
Art, Culture, Music, Movies, Food, Technology, Healthcare, Education, Economy, Politics, Romance and Sex all are given proportionate weight-age and written in a brilliant manner to get me thinking..whoa Chennai does stand for this...and pretty more...
The author takes the readers through a journey of his life in Chennai, thereby, subtly introducing facts about Life in Madras ...and thereby successfully beseeches the curiosity in me to come ou
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Arvind Jayasankar

Jan 23, 2013

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Not just abt history

Doesn't bog you down with too much of history/geography. It does help if you have bit of an idea about chennai though. Easy read and nice selection of characters to view chennai from their perspective(including the author's). History abt the December music season was interesting and surprised to learn that the tradition is not that old as few claim it to be. The chapters have been arranged in such a way that you don't feel bored and each one has a distinct flavor of its own. The author sharing his street with the original Maestro Ilayaraja does have its effect.:)

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