In his first non-fiction book, Chaudhuri masterfully merges the genres of memoir, reportage and history as a way to describe the transformations of this ancient city and modern India. Amit guides us through not only the historical and political trajectory and turmoil of this city, but also the various streets, teashops, music stores and more. His personal narrations and stories offer an intimate, richly sensual portrait of the city.
Amit Chaudhuri is the author of several award-winning novels including The Immortals, The New World, and Freedom Song: Three Novels which received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. He is also an internationally acclaimed musician and essayist whose writing has been featured in the London Review of Books, Granta, and The Times Literary Supplement. Amit is currently Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia.