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<b>DELHI </b><br><br>

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


DELHI

<b>City of Djinns </b><br><br>An extraordinary read tracing Delhi's colourful history through its sultanats, monuments, rulers and legends.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


City of Djinns

An extraordinary read tracing Delhi's colourful history through its sultanats, monuments, rulers and legends.

<b>In Custody </b><br><br>Redolent with the fragrance of biryani and the stench of drains, the novel portrays a dying world of Urdu poetry set in old Delhi's twisting lanes and terraces.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


In Custody

Redolent with the fragrance of biryani and the stench of drains, the novel portrays a dying world of Urdu poetry set in old Delhi's twisting lanes and terraces.

<b>Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity </b><br><br>A walk through Delhi's zones, mapping their rise and fall through the city's heat and dust.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

A walk through Delhi's zones, mapping their rise and fall through the city's heat and dust.

<b>KOLKATA </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


KOLKATA

<b>City of Joy </b><br><br>Its minute detailing of Kolkata's grim poverty made residents grind their teeth in fury while tourists made it their guidebook.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


City of Joy

Its minute detailing of Kolkata's grim poverty made residents grind their teeth in fury while tourists made it their guidebook.

<b>Calcutta: An Artist's Impressions </b><br><br>British journalist Desmond Doig produced finely-etched impressions of the city, spaces and architectural heritage he fell in love with.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Calcutta: An Artist's Impressions

British journalist Desmond Doig produced finely-etched impressions of the city, spaces and architectural heritage he fell in love with.

<b>Calcutta: The Living City </b><br><br>The masterful two-volume study of the city's economy, history and urban present.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Calcutta: The Living City

The masterful two-volume study of the city's economy, history and urban present.

<b>MUMBAI </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


MUMBAI

<b>Midnight's Children </b><br><br>Salman Rushdie's brilliant novel captured vibrant Mumbai details, including its advertisement hoardings, filmstars and gossip.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie's brilliant novel captured vibrant Mumbai details, including its advertisement hoardings, filmstars and gossip.

<b>Shantaram </b><br><br>The story of an Australian criminal who arrives in Mumbai's fearsome slums, only to make them his own, moved readers around the world.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Shantaram

The story of an Australian criminal who arrives in Mumbai's fearsome slums, only to make them his own, moved readers around the world.

<b>Maximum City </b><br><br>Detailing everything that makes Mumbai tick, from bar girls to local trains, Maximum City became a mega-hit.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Maximum City

Detailing everything that makes Mumbai tick, from bar girls to local trains, Maximum City became a mega-hit.

<b>Ravan and Eddie </b><br><br>The story of two Mumbai boys, in the same chawl but going very different places, reflected the city's sharply divisive lines.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Ravan and Eddie

The story of two Mumbai boys, in the same chawl but going very different places, reflected the city's sharply divisive lines.

<b>BANGALORE </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


BANGALORE

<b>Landscapes of Urban Memory </b><br><br>An in-depth study of how culture, religion, space and rituals have negotiated hi-tech globalisation in Bangalore.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Landscapes of Urban Memory

An in-depth study of how culture, religion, space and rituals have negotiated hi-tech globalisation in Bangalore.

<b>My Early Life </b><br><br>Penned by Winston Churchill as a young subaltern in India, the book captured gracious turn-of-century living in Pune and Bangalore

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


My Early Life

Penned by Winston Churchill as a young subaltern in India, the book captured gracious turn-of-century living in Pune and Bangalore

<b>HYDERABAD </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


HYDERABAD

<b>White Mughals </b><br><br>A love story and an intricate history, winding through Hyderabad's regime and race relations as the Nizams made way for the British.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


White Mughals

A love story and an intricate history, winding through Hyderabad's regime and race relations as the Nizams made way for the British.

<b>Zohra </b><br><br>One of the first books written in English by an Indian woman, the novel is set in early 20th century Hyderabad, exploring a world behind purdah.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Zohra

One of the first books written in English by an Indian woman, the novel is set in early 20th century Hyderabad, exploring a world behind purdah.

<b>AHMEDABAD </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


AHMEDABAD

<b>Shalom India Housing Society </b><br><br>Using the structure of an apartment block that houses Jewish Indians, the novel depicts Ahmedabad coping after 2002's riots.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Shalom India Housing Society

Using the structure of an apartment block that houses Jewish Indians, the novel depicts Ahmedabad coping after 2002's riots.

<b>Ahmedabad: From Royal City to Megacity </b><br><br>A look at saints, crafts and guilds, discussing the city's history and politics.

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Ahmedabad: From Royal City to Megacity

A look at saints, crafts and guilds, discussing the city's history and politics.

<b>CHENNAI </b><br><br>

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Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


CHENNAI

<b>Clive Avenue </b><br><br>One of the remarkably few English novels set in Chennai, an elegant look at a very particular way of life.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Clive Avenue

One of the remarkably few English novels set in Chennai, an elegant look at a very particular way of life.

<b>Madras Discovered </b><br><br>S Muthiah's historical guide to the city, replete with local tales, and going into successive 'Rediscovered' editions.

Urban legends

Srijana Mitra Das | April 9, 2011


Madras Discovered

S Muthiah's historical guide to the city, replete with local tales, and going into successive 'Rediscovered' editions.

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