CALCUTTA IN SHORTS

 

 

 

To know Calcutta, the city of joy, you have to understand its pulse, history, and the people.

Ask anyone for directions on the street and with his heavy Bengali-accented Hindi-English, he will give you the directions along with a few pieces of free advice.

The mechanic who declined to open his workshop for his afternoon siesta will happily fix a midnight breakdown, sometimes maybe free of cost.

At the local tea shops, people meet every day debating politics, discussing the latest movie or a cricket match that was played a decade ago. Seldom people wonder does this city ever move forward?

Calcutta is not the fastest paced city or the most perfect or intelligent, yet we love Calcutta for its simplicity, the people, the food, and their love for books.

CALCUTTA IN SHORTS, Stories from Calcutta, is a collection of four short stories that originate or revolve around Calcutta where I was born and grew up.

It is available for pre-order on Amazon now and will be released on September 17, 2016.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L5609YO#nav-subnav

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About Sanjoy Dutt

Sanjoy Dutt, an engineer, and a linguist is passionate about traveling and writing. He has lived and worked in various places in India and Nepal and now lives in America. While exposed to the struggles of life in early childhood he is a strong believer that challenges in life makes you stronger. He and his wife Lindsay enjoy exploring areas of the US and occasionally struggle with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Sometimes the experiments are delightful.​ Sanjoy has written travelogues and short stories for various journals in Bengali and English. As a child, Sanjoy loved drawing pictures. He has done all the illustrations for his book 'Calcutta in Shorts'.
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