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Tamarind City (English, Paperback, Ghosh Bishwanath)

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Tamarind City  (English, Paperback, Ghosh Bishwanath)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Tranquebar Press
  • Genre: Travel
  • ISBN: 9789381626337, 9789381626337
  • Pages: 344
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5

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 c...
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Dharma Raman

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May, 2012

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5

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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Shankar V

Oct, 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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Shruti S Ramjee

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Mar, 2015

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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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Nisarg Kanitkar

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Dec, 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 adjecti...
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yojitha

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Jun, 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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Ganasunder Narayanamurthy

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Jan, 2014

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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 intr...
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Lakshman Srikanth

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Jan, 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 shari...
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Arvind Jayasankar

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Jan, 2013

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A Portrait of Chennai worth a visit!

A portrait of modern and historic Chennai written by a Bengali who chose to move in here. The author's passion for the city is evident in the book and the book is brilliant mostly, covering several aspects of the city in breezy chapters. The first few chapters on the North and South Chennai divide, the ones on Mylapore and Triplicane are all really well done. But the author chooses to digress midway to talk about personalities that he happens to meet in his life and moves away from the genera...
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Madhan

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Jan, 2013

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Revist Chennai

I loved Tamarind City. It makes me want to revisit Chennai, retracing the author’s steps, to savor the city’s sights and sounds. Superb language and finely-detailed, the book is a heart-felt tribute to Chennai. It is a delicious read. Savor it chapter by chapter.
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Oct, 2012

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