Author: Joe Roberts
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1861971923
This seductive book, shining with observation, is a celebration of Calcutta's history, food and music, its warmth and comedy.
One winter Joe Robert's moved to Calcutta, with his wife and their baby son, and stayed for as long as they could afford to, five months. The city they discovered was a grand, dilapidated, chaotic place. There were so many dramas, all going on at once, so many words in the air.
The gossip at the Fairlawn Hotel, half music hall, half wax museum, and their street in Lake Gardens, echoing with Hindu hymns and dogs barking, brass bands marching through the traffic, sadhus wandering through the bazaar, the carnival crowds at Kali's Kalighat temple. And the more Joe Roberts discovered about the city, the more he was surprised.
Abdul's Taxi to Kalighat