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.
- Paperback | 420 pages
- 129.54 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
- 16 Jul 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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.
"'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"