Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town : Stories of Twelve Indian Cities

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1.When King Charles II received the city of Bombay as his dowry, he thought it was in a) India b) Brazil c) Portuga d) Brighton 2. Every resident of this city speaks only one language. That city is a) Patna b) Thiruvananthapuram c) Panjim D) Diu 3. Mamola Bai ruled from this city, for almost fifty years. Of course, she did it in purdah, but she ruled it nevertheless. a) Patna b) Tangiers c) Lalalajpatnagarameshwar d) Bhopal 4. With which Indian city is Marks & Spencer, the famous department store, associated? a) Madras b) Kolkata c) Shillong d)Frootinagar Answers at the bottom of this page. Okay, so you need this book. In this book you will find a lot of info on twelve Indian cities. There is also some fun stuff like a begum slapping a British officer, a dead body swinging about and telling the future, a man who made art out of stuff people threw away, and a bowl of boiled beans. And if that's not enough, then there's a whole bunch of writers who have written about their favourite cities. Thank you, and here come the names in alphabetical order: Alexander Frater, Amit Chaudhuri, Amitava Kumar, Anita Nair, Ashok Vajpeyi, C.S. Lakshmi, H.
Masud Taj, Kaumudi Marathe, Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, Nayantara Sahgal, Vinod Mehta, William Dalrymple
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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • 0143330136
  • 9780143330134
  • 2,108,984

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