Chai, Chai – Hindi

Author: bishwanath ghosh

ISBN: 9789385724756

Pub Date: 10 feb 2016

Rs.250

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Chai, Chai, a definitive work on small-town India, went on to become an instant success and continues to draw readers with its abundant wit and charm.

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Some years ago, a book was published that would change the way one looks at railway junctions forever.

Bishwanath Ghosh had got down at Itarsi junction to grab a cup of chai while travelling from Kanpur to Chennai. Sipping on the tea, as he heard the recorded voice announcing the arrivals and delays of the many trains that pass through the station, it struck him that while Itarsi junction connects the length and breadth of India on the rail map, almost nothing is known about Itarsi, the town.

Thus began Ghosh’s quest to tell the story of the towns behind some of the country’s biggest junctions: Itarsi, Mughal Sarai, Jhansi, Shoranur, Arakkonam and Jolarpettai—places that are always a stopover and nevera destination; familiar and yet unknown.

Chai, Chai, a definitive work on small-town India, went on to become an instant success and continues to draw readers with its abundant wit and charm.

Writer and journalist Bishwanath Ghosh, born in Kanpur in 1970, is best known for literary travelogues which describe the real essence of India. His other works include Longing, Belonging: An Outsider at Home in Calcutta, and Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began. He lives in Chennai.

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