Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began, the second book written by my colleague and friend Bishwanath Ghosh, will be launched on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers TTK Road, Chennai. But no, this is not an invitation to the event (God forbid all of you reading this land up and occupy the chairs BG has reserved for his nearest and dearest).
But do read the book. I haven’t read it all — just got my copy from Flipkart. But I’ve read the chapters he sent me while writing, and I’d like to say that reading BG is just like talking to him. I always get the sense of being by the side of a wonderful anecdotist — he has a way of observing people and things that’s totally his. End of plug. Go. Read. Enjoy.