A detailed biography of Kolkata that would surely fascinate you to see through the outlines of the city. | Book Review on Grand Dillusion by Indrajit Hazra.

“There is no east or west in Kolkata. There is just north and south. Just Uttor Kolkata and Dokkhin Kolkata”.
Calcutta, for all its antique and grandeur shall be always praised till the end of time. The rare familiarity in the cultures of Marwari and Bangalee is a heart-to –heart emotion, almost like blood flowing through our veins. Calcutta demands to stay big and unforgettable for the existence of literature, culture, colonial occupancies, its vibrant Para (neighborhood) and unending banters of its residence.


Indrajit Hazra, through his sensibility of the city and sensational writing makes me go back to the city and explore the nook and canny of India’s cultural capital. The book here, retells its readers the evolution of Calcutta to Kolkata bringing in place the right way of presenting its rich history, rule  by the British Raj, the fancy possessions  from the nocturnal Park Street, the sharp edged politics , the happy chaos during Durga Pujo, the drastic yet flamboyant difference in  Uttor and Dokkhin Kolkata.

The book highlights the architectural and the visual (screen shows) pride that have stayed with the people and would remain engaged in their hearts forever.


This book has a new experience of discoveries and minimal paths revisited through these 115(kindle) pages.  A part of India that needs no introduction yet fitted fantastically in a few reflecting words. 

To all the readers, who wish to visit and experience a new culture but can’t due to pandemic, read this book and I’m sure you would be fascinated and well informed about my city before anyone else.  

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