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Writing Places

Texts, Rhythms, Images

There are many ways to travel between India and the UK in general, and Calcutta and Norwich in particular. You could take a plane and then the bus or the train, or perhaps a taxi. You could even sail. But what if you traveled via literature instead? In Writing Places you will find such a journey. This collection draws together stories, poems, photographs, memoirs, confessions, and investigations from some of the most imaginative writers and photographers working in the UK and India today to create a journey between the two lands that you can savor with your mind, heart, and even body. A unique work for armchair travelers, Writing Places lets us move between two countries that share a long history in a first-of-its-kind collection of words and images.

240 pages | 72 color plates | 6 x 7 1/2

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Arunava Sinha, Your Ticket
1 Encounter: Lucy Hughes-Hallet, The Gentleman of Bengal
2 Fiction: Pia Ghosh-Roy, A Table Two Feet in Diameter
3 Poetry: Tiffany Atkinson, Six Poems and a Postscript
4 Gallery: Parni Ray, light.together
5 Memoir: Vesna Goldsworthy, Hare Street
6 Confession: Somrita Urni Ganguly, A Phenotype
7 History: Shreya Sen-Handley, The Bourne Legacy
8 Investigation: Sreedevi Nair, Creating the Third: Writing, Places and Translation
9 Fiction: Sara Bower, Have You Called Your Family Today?
10 Poetry: Mandakranta Sen, Norwich Diary
11 Gallery: Chirodeep Chaudhuri and Jerry Pinto, In the City, a Library
12 Fiction: Paramita Satpathy Tripathy, The Girl From a Foreign Land
13 History: Kate Griffin, Sacred Plants
14 Fiction: Shirsho Bandyopadhyay, April Fool
15 Memoir: Anjali Joseph, Eastern Front
16 Gallery: Sarah Hickson, Something Has Already Happened
17 Fiction: Samit Basu, Peregrine Falguni
18 Investigation: Duncan Large, Translation, Place and Space
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