Grand Delusions - A Short Biography of Kolkata Reviews
54 Ratings &
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...
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.