Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book review - The Green of Bengal

The Green of Bengal and Other StoriesThe Green of Bengal and Other Stories by Gautam Benegal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

‘The Green of Bengal’ authored by Gautam Benegal is a value for money set of eleven short stories based on his growing years in Calcutta of the 1990s.
This is a book that is a must read for everyone to get a glimpse into the lives, loves, hates and desires of the common man as he (she in two stories) makes the best of life on offer. There is a streak of humour that keeps you smiling as you read and food for thought when you are through reading. All stories are morsel sized and perfect for that train or bus commute to keep you entertained.
Gautam Benegal is a writer, National Award winning animation film maker, cartoonist and artist who grew up in Calcutta. His previous book of short stories ‘1/7 Bondel Road’ that received critical acclaim is also eminently readable.
A steal at Rs.150/- for the Kindle version on Amazon and Rs.176/- for the paperback. Go for it guys! Guaranteed to make your day/weekend!

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