1 June 2010
Published by Atlantic Books
Welcome to the Shahjahan, one of Calcutta’s oldest and most venerable hotels. Meet its newest receptionist and hear of the people who spend their days and nights behind the Shahjahan’s grand façade, a world where greed, seduction and death coexist with love, luxury and pride. Chowringhee reveals an irresistible vision of a lost – and loved – metropolis, an homage to an old India of myth and memory.