My Book Basket for January 2021
Name of the book: Postcards from India
Author: Sinjana Ghosh
Available as : E-book and Paper back
Released on: 30 October 2020
Published by: Notion Press
The book is available here on Amazon as an E-book and a paperback
About the Author: Sinjana Ghosh is a full-time management professional and a rookie homemaker living in India. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagapur, she has 9 years of experience in the Technology industry. When she is not working, she is reading news and comtemplating on socio-political issues as an argumentative Indian. In other times, she travels, and explores her beloved country. She writes about travel, food and culture on her blog https://www.backpacknxplore.com/
Book Talk: The book according to the author is “neither a travel guide nor a travelogue, it is an unconventional anthology of stories from obscure parts of the country that will help you know India a little better and convince you to explore the off-beaten path.
Postcards from India is an engaging travel guide, appealing in a pleasant way through a series of letters (postcards the name suggests), written to the reader that contains slices of history, facts and promising information to a tourist or anyone who loves reading.
Postcards from India charmingly describes 23 tourist spots in India with an irresistible aura of simplicity. The cover, a beautiful orange, compelled me to buy the paperback. The paperback has made an effort to have the postcard rectangle taking us to the earlier days where writing postcards was a trend. It is an incredible emotion to hold the book and read it. I just loved it.
The writing has some excellent information on the soul of India,that is the villages, as said by Gandhiji “the soul of India resides in her villages”, where each place is described with an alluring spirit, it beckons you with a mesmerising questioning ability that makes you want to respond. Like “have you heard about me?” humanising the city,town/village, and usually ending the letter with an invitation to visit. It kept me completely engaged throughout.
I encourage you to read Postcards from India.
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