Grand Delusions - A Short Biography of Kolkata
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Grand Delusions - A Short Biography of Kolkata Reviews
4.3
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6 Reviews
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Hazra's Calcutta and Kolkata are very different. There's no pretence or melodrama in his account of the city. The quick trivia and the snippets and snatches from here and there give the book a nice pace. Not a book that you might go back to often apart from the portions you mark during your first read.
A very good gift idea for anyone whos interested in a not-so typical rendition of the city, And the cover design is umm.. well... poetic.
Pretty pleased with Aleph's city series. Hope to see s...
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Raka Sarkhel

Certified Buyer, New Delhi

Feb, 2014

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Worth Passing over!

Well, If you are new to the wonderful and clichéd world of Calcutta generalisations you might want to have a run through, but I wouldn't recommend a thorough read even then. An easy side-step for everyone else. Read the Bombay one in the series though. I thought it was quite insight laden and passionate.
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chandramouli bhattacharya

Certified Buyer, Pune

May, 2015

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Wonderful!

People, please check out this book on amazon.in. The price is 206! If you do not know already, Flipkart is always overcharging us!
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Tathagata Mandal

Dec, 2013

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Very Good

It is like a mini biography of the City from the author's perspective.

The best quote I've come across in this book is, "I am the native who fled, carrying disparate chunks of the city in my knapsack, but who flies back at every opportunity to feed his addiction."
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Joy Mukherjee

Certified Buyer, Sara Industrial Estate

Nov, 2019

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Wonderful

very prompt delivery. book is also in good condition
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Kallol Das

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May, 2019

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Perfect product!

the written skills are amazing
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Willy Banerjee

Certified Buyer, Howrah

Jun, 2018

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