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By Indrajit Hazra

Indrajit Hazra’s exploration of Kolkata—once Calcutta, headquarters of the Raj—goes some distance past the predicted tales a few city that has been mined for its clichés by way of an extended line of writers, artists, grumblers and tellers of tall stories. he's taking us to the eccentric paras (neighbourhoods) and golf equipment of the north and the south; previous constructions crumbling silently into incredible ruins; deep inside of Park Street’s iconic eating places and watering holes; via roads choked through political rallies; to rundown cinema halls haunted via lonely males; and into the lairs of soothsayers and tantric love gurus.

Part own essay, half documentary, half cultural heritage, Grand Delusions is completely designated and whole of surprises. either intimate and provocative, it shines new mild on a good and interesting city.

‘As somebody whose early life have been spent in Kolkata, I learn Indrajit Hazra’s publication with prepared interest—and satisfaction. He conveys his deep wisdom of Kolkata’s historical past and tradition with type and wit, deftly shooting the city’s glories and disenchantments, its ironies and its anxieties. the private and the political are superbly mixed. i assumed I knew Kolkata very well—now, after analyzing Hazra, I shall stopover at it afresh with new eyes, and bigger understanding.’— Ramachandra Guha

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