About the Author:
Currently living in the ‘city of Joy’ Kolkata, Sreeparna Sen is a Banker by profession and finds her solace in writing. A Computer Engineer by education, she is a voracious reader.
She has authored the book Tales of Wizardencil and co-authored few anthologies like Hawk’s Nest, Sweek Flash fiction Book Part 2 and 4 and Sharing Lipstick.
The book Cover has the beautiful Hooghly River and the famous Howrah Bridge, with a clean font mentioning the title.
Plot/ Story Line:
Tilottama at a Glance is compiled from a series of blog posts written for the A to Z challenge. It’s not merely the A B C’s of Kolkata for a casual traveller. This book allows you to acquaint yourself with the heart and soul of a rather unusual Indian city with loads of quirks. It is a journey through the culture, history, architecture, idiosyncrasies and other endearing or astonishing traits of Kolkata, that make this city unique.
My husband was brought up in Kolkata and he always has so much to tell about the city. I have been to the city just for 3 days for our marriage reception, I was always eager to know more about the city. So the moment I got a chance to read this book, I pounced on the chance. And Sreeparna has not disappointed me at all.
The best utilization of the efforts put in A2Z challenge is to compile it in a book, and what better than a paper back. It’s so relatable and I wish more success to the author.
What worked for me?
The book gives a quick idea about the city, its choices and introduces to the city’s soul in less than 80 pages.
Trams, Sandesh, Alipore zoo, Victoria Memorial were known to me, but this book showed me more of Kolkata by chapters like Lyadh, writer’s building, jaadu ghar and more.
What could have been better?
I would have preferred a longer version of the book, more detailed information and longer chapters on each topic.
Some details about history, more about growth and infrastructure would have given a book over all information about the city.
This is just a walkthrough or a snapshot.
4 Starts to this beautiful ode to the city of joy.
Amazon link to buy is HERE!!
Thanks to #bookchatter book review program by The Blogchatter, for bringing this book my way.
If you like reading fiction, you can try reading An Invitation to Die, by Tanushree Podder, here is the review.