Bishwanath Gosh book Tamarind city is an ode to our brethren from the lands of Chennai.The most important metro city in India down south, and if you want to know all about Chennai even without stepping your foot in it, this is the book to reckon with.
Tamarind and sour taste being an integral partSouthouth Indian Cuisine, the title — Tamarind City is so well applied, the tangy flavor, with a tinge of sweet and sourness make an apt representation of the city, its diversity that Chennai is.
The author through the narrative takes us back into the history, right from the time and origin, to its ever-changing landscape as it stands today, undergone a sea change by the sea!
The most interesting part of the book is the insight into the deep-rooted culture that flows through the lanes and bylanes of the city.
So if you are one of those who hold an interest in learning different cultures or seeks to find more information,without having to go through a dull verbose history, this is a wonderful book, and Guide in form of one the most beautiful narrative style I’ve ever come across.