3.9 (1,449 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Translated by 

List price: US$14.00

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Set in 1950s Calcutta, this is a saga of the intimate lives of managers, employees and guests at one of Calcutta's largest hotels, the Shahjahan.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014310103X
  • 9780143101031
  • 392,213

Black Friday Deals Week

Check out this week's discounts for Black Friday Deals Week. Shop now .

Review quote

"'I read Chowringhee many years ago in a Hindi translation and lost myself in it for days. It was a wonderful experience - both gripping and moving. I... hope [this English translation] gets the wide readership it deserves' - Vikram Seth"
show more

About Sankar

Sankar (Mani Sankar Mukherji) is the author of several Bengali best-sellers, both fiction and non-fiction. Two of his novels, Seemabaddha (Company Limited) and Jana Aranya (The Middleman), were turned into films by Satyajit Ray. Sankar also wears a corporate hat, as Chief Advisor (Corporate Relations) at RPG Enterprises. He lives and works in Kolkata. Arunava Sinha is an Internet product specialist and former journalist. Born in Kolkata, he graduated in English literature from Jadavpur University and went on to join the team that set up Calcutta Skyline, a city magazine, for which he translated short stories by several modern and contemporary Bengali writers. He lives in New Delhi.
show more

Rating details

1,449 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 30% (439)
4 39% (563)
3 24% (341)
2 5% (77)
1 2% (29)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X