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Calcutta: Two Years in the City

Calcutta: Two Years in the City
  • Author(s): Amit Chaudhuri
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2009-2011

In 1999, Amit Chaudhuri moved back to Calcutta, the city in which he was born. It was a place he had loved in his youth and the place he had made his name writing about. But upon his return...

Death in the East

Death in the East
  • Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Assam, Kolkata (Calcutta), London
  • Genre(s): Crime, Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-not Banerjee, are back for another rip-roaring adventure set in 1920s India. 1905, London. As a young constable, Sam Wyndham is on his usual East London beat when...

Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night – a disgrace...

Outcast

Outcast
  • Author(s): Dianne Noble
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta), Penzance
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A café in Cornwall, October 2014. A frightening phone call to ROSE from her ex-husband Tom. ELLIE, their daughter, has not returned from her gap year. Is living in India helping the Untouchables. Terrified for her daughter’s safety she...

Smoke and Ashes

Smoke and Ashes
  • Author(s): Abir Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1920s

India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate...

The Himalayan Summer

The Himalayan Summer
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Darjeeling, Nepal
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

Ellie Jeffreys arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie’s relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party,...

Victory Colony, 1950

Victory Colony, 1950
  • Author(s): Bhaswati Ghosh
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1950

A novel set in Calcutta, shortly after the Partition of India. Along with other refugees from what is now Pakistan, a young woman makes her way to the teeming city of Calcutta and tries to adjust to a new...

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others
  • Author(s): Neel Mukherjee
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

Calcutta, 1967. Unnoticed by his family, Supratik has become dangerously involved in extremist political activism. Compelled by an idealistic desire to change his life and the world around him, all he leaves behind before disappearing is this note ....

Dark Road to Darjeeling

Dark Road to Darjeeling
  • Author(s): Deanna Raybourn
  • Location(s): Darjeeling, India
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1800s

No 4 in the Lady Julia Grey series. The honeymoon of Lady Julia Grey and investigator Nicholas Brisbane is interrupted by the arrival of Julia’s sister, Portia, and brother, Plum. Jane, Portia’s former lover is in India, preganant and...

Lost and Found in India

Lost and Found in India
  • Author(s): Braja Sorensen
  • Location(s): Mayapur
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Most books on India written by foreigners share one trait: the authors visit India, then leave. Sorensen moved in, set up house, became a resident in a village on the banks of the Ganges river, and eventually called India...

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